Mackenzie Brewer

Mackenzie Brewer
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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2018 Ph.D. Sociology, Rice University
2015 M.A. Sociology, Rice University
2011 B.A. Sociology, Baylor University, cum laude


Dr. Mackenzie Brewer received her Ph.D. from Rice University and joined the Baylor faculty in 2018. Her research and teaching interests include medical sociology, children and youth, social stratification, and neighborhood context. She is currently investigating the impact of consumer debt on child and family well-being. Her recent work also examines how community context influences food insecurity among families in the United States. 

Recent Publications

Nolan, Erin, Catherine Cubbin, and Mackenzie Brewer. 2021. “The Effect of Maternal Food Insecurity Transitions and Housing Insecurity in a Population-based Sample of Mothers of Young Children.” AIMS Public Health 9(1):1-16.

Brewer, Mackenzie and Lindsay Stevens. 2021. “Use of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Contraception: Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2013-17.” Contraception. 104(2), pgs. 183-187

Denney, Justin T., Mackenzie Brewer, and Rachel T. Kimbro. 2020. “Food Insecurity for Households with Young Children: A Test of Contextual Congruence.” Social Science & Medicine 263:1-9.

Brewer, Mackenzie. 2020. “Household Debt and Children’s Risk of Food Insecurity.” Social Problems 67(3):565-584.

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Department of Sociology

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