Kristen Horton

I am a Ph.D. student with a focus on Religion and Mental Health.  I received my M.A. in Sociology at the University of Mississippi in 2014, along with a graduate certificate in Gender Studies.  The subject of my thesis was the Pagan new religious movement of Heathenry, examining whether Heathens believe their religion to be nature based, and how gender performance and political ideology influence their environmentalism practices.  My research has largely focused on studying a variety of new religious movements, collecting my own data through participant observations, in-depth interviews, and surveys.  Before coming to Nebraska I completed my J.D. at Mississippi College School of Law and my B.A. in Sociology at Louisiana Tech University. 


I am interested in teaching several different courses within sociology.  Most of my experience has been teaching Theory and Intensive Writing, Juvenile Delinquency, and being a teaching assistant for Drugs and Society, and as a recitation instruction for introduction.  I look forward to teaching classes on sociology of religion, environmental sociology, health, and law and society.

M.A.: University of Mississippi
J.D.: Mississippi College School of Law