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Sonya Brown

Dr. Sonya C. Brown

Dr. Sonya C. Brown
Associate Professor

Office:  Butler Building 388A
Phone:  (910) 672-1861



Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, 2005.

M.A., English Language and Literature, Auburn University, 1998.

B.A., English Language and Literature, Auburn University, 1996.



Brown, Sonya C. "The Hunger Games, Race, and Social Class." In David Izzo (Ed.), Film in the Age of Obama. Forthcoming from Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman and Littlefield.

Brown, Sonya C. "Body Image, Gender, Social Class, and Ethnicity on Glee." Studies in Popular Culture. 36.2 (Spring 2014).

Brown, Sonya C. "The Rhetorical Vision of the Weight Loss Success Story." Journal of Popular Culture, 47.1 (Feb 2014).

Brown, Sonya C. "Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?" Journal for the Study of Popular Romance Mar 2011, 1(2).

French, Sandra and Brown, Sonya C. "It's All Your Fault: Kenneth Burke, Symbolic Action, and The Assigning of Guilt and Blame to Women." Southern Journal of Communication Jan-Mar 2011, 76(1), 1-16.

Brown, Sonya C. "An Obscure Middle Ground: Size Acceptance Narratives and Photographs of 'Real' Women. Feminist Media Studies Jul 2005. 5(2), 246-249.

Brown, S., Colson, E., Fahnestock, J., Secor, M. Chapters 10 and 11 on "Finding Sources to Support Your Claim" and "Using Sources to Support Your Claim". A Rhetoric of Argument, 3/e. McGraw-Hill Humanities, 2003.


Book Reviews

Brown, Sonya C. "Review of Ali Berlinski's a beautiful mess and Aisha Sabatini Sloan's The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White." GLINT Literary Journal. 4 (Spr/Summer 2013).

Brown, Sonya C. "Review of Richard R. Smith's The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature." GLINT Literary Journal. 4 (Spr/Summer 2013).

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