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Barbara King – Senior Lecturer

Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 1088

Phone: (912) 478-8026


Curriculum Vitae


Barbara King received her M.A. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University. After completing her doctoral course work in Political Science, she began teaching at Georgia Southern University in 2004. With her multi-disciplinary background, she has taught for the departments of Political Science, Sociology, and International Studies. Ms. King has taught for the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology since 2013. Her past research has focused on deviant behavior, criminological theory, and social movements. She also has published research detailing the impact of female senators on the U.S. Senate’s institutional norms.

Her current research on deviant youth subcultures and the Czech dissident movement combines her interests in social movements and deviant behavior. Ms. King’s teaching interests also reflect her sociology and political science backgrounds. She teaches in the areas of ethics, criminal behavior, comparative criminal justice, and human rights.


M.A., Sociology  (1998)
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

B.A., Sociology (1994)
Pacific Lutheran University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

An Ideal World?, Becoming President: Campaigns and Elections American Style, Collective Behavior, Comparative World Justice Systems, Crime and Justice, Crimes Against Humanity, Criminal Behavior, Criminology, Deviance and Youth Subcultures, Deviant Behavior, Gender and Politics, Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Humanities, Introduction to International Studies, Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to Sociology, Judicial Process, Justice and Ethics, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Model United Nations, Social Movements and Democratization in Eastern Europe, Social Problems, Social Problems Through Film, Theories of Justice, Victimology, and Women and Politics: From Voting to Victories

Awards & Honors

2020 – Spring CBSS Award for Excellence in Service

2019 – Spring Department of Criminal Justice Faculty Award of Excellence

Last updated: 12/15/2023