Browyn Conrad

About Browyn Conrad

I teach a number of courses that meet credit requirements for the Sociology Emphasis and the Minor and Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. I was appointed Director of Women’s and Gender Studies in 2007.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.
  • M.A., Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.
  • B.A., Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Major, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.A. 

Courses Taught

  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 443: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 502: Sociology of Sport
  • SOC 512: Social Stratification
  • SOC 536: Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 569: Society and Sexuality
  • SOC 663: Women, Men and Society
  • SOC 681: Practicum in Sociology
  • SOC 691: Senior Seminar in Sociology
  • SOSCI 800: Research Methods
  • SOSCI 809: Diversity in the Workplace
  • WOMEN 399: Global Women’s Issues
  • WOMEN 600: Senior Project in Women’s Studies


  • Faculty Advisor, Women’s Studies Minor and Certificate
  • Chapter Representative, Alpha Kappa Delta

Publications and Presentations


  • Conrad, Browyn K.  2010.  “The Politics of Smoke: Why Anti-Tobacco Policy and Legislation is a Diversity Issue.”  Conference Proceedings: 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences.  9: 400-409.  [CD-ROM].  (Also published on-line at
  • Humphries, Harry L., Browyn K. Conrad, Rimal Berry, Shelli Reed, and Clara Michelle Jennings.  2009.  “Framing the Gift of Life: An Empirical Examination of Altruism, Social Distance and Material Incentives in Non-Directed Kidney Donor Motivation.”  Journal of Nephrology Social Work.  31: 19-26.
  • Conrad, Browyn Kara.  2006. “Neo-Institutionalism, Social Movements and the Cultural Reproduction of a Mentalité: Promise Keepers Reproduce the Madonna-Whore Complex.”  The Sociological Quarterly.  47: 305-331.
  • Humphries, Harry L., Browyn K. Conrad, Lessian Salakhadinva and Irina Kourznetsova-Morenko.  2005. “New Ethnic Identity: The Islamitization Process in the Russian Federation.”  International Review of Modern Sociology.  31(2): 207-231.  [Re-printed in Case Studies in Political Sociology, Sunil Kukreja, ed.  New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.  Pp. 31-56.  (2006)].  
Browyn Conrad
Dr. Browyn Conrad
University Professor of Sociology/Program Director Women's and Gender Studies/Master Advisor

Phone: (620) 235-4333

Office: 316 Russ Hall

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