Teaching Assistant Professor
Heritage Hall 460K
(205) 934-8679

Research and Teaching Interests: Race and Ethnic Relations, Sex/Gender/Sexuality, Sociological Theory, Sport and Society

Office Hours: M/W 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and by appointment

  • BA, Emory University, Sociology and Women's Studies
  • MA, University of Miami, Sociology
  • PhD, University of Miami, Sociology

Dr. Milner’s research addresses issues of equity in terms of race and ethnicity and sex and gender in political and sports contexts. Specifically, she examines racial and sexual attitudes, policy preferences, and inequality in the Obama era. Her other work focuses on disparities in access to sport involvement and analyzes the costs and benefits of athletic participation for individuals with complex and diverse identities. She has a forthcoming book with Dr. Jomills Henry Braddock II, on segregation in sport.

At UAB, Dr. Milner holds a secondary appointment in the African American Studies program and the position of Associate Scientist in the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) and the Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH). She is a Director Mentored Member of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and serves as a council member for The One Great Community Project (OGC), the civic engagement element of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Milner enjoys studying and teaching about racial inequality in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Aside from social justice issues and sports, Dr. Milner is passionate about travel as well as supporting local Birmingham art and establishments.

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociological Literacy
  • Sport and Society
  • Social Stratification
  • Development of Sociological Theory
  • Adrienne Milner and Elizabeth Baker, "Athletic Participation and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization: Investigating Sport Involvement, Self-Esteem, and Abuse Patterns for Women and Men,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence (forthcoming).
  • Elizabeth Baker, Adrienne Milner, AnthonyCampbell, “A Pilot Study to Promote Walking among Obese and Overweight Individuals: Walking Buses for Adults,” Public Health 129 (No. 6, 2015):922-24.
  • Adrienne Milner, “Post-Race Ideology in Blackface: What Trayvon Martin Teaches Us about Colorblind Racism and Whites’ Love for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama,” in Writing Wrong: Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice, Kenneth J. Dashing-Varner, Rema Reynolds, Katrice A. Alberts, and Lori L. Martin, eds. (Boston, MA: Sense Publishers, 2014), 139-44.
  • Adrienne Milner, “Trayvon Martin Case” (1250-51, Vol. III), “Furtive Movement” (465, Vol. II), “Hate Crimes in America” (523-25, Vol. II), “The Southern Poverty Law Center” (1174-75, Vol. II), “Noose Incidents” (905-06, Vol. III), “Bernhard Goetz Case” (112-13, Vol. I), and “Jena Six” (631-32, Vol. II), in Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, Charles A. Gallagher and Cameron Lippard, eds. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2014).
    • “Hate Crimes in American,” reprinted in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, Robert Rycroft, ed. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, forthcoming).
  • Adrienne Milner, “Foucault, Michel” (571-76) and “Friedson, Eliott” (576-80), in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, Vol. II, William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah, eds. (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
  • Adrienne Milner and Zachary Simoni†, "Race, Intersectionality, and Inequality," syllabus published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (Washington DC: American Sociological Association, 2014).
  • Zachary Simoni† and Adrienne Milner, "Implicit Bias Assignment," assignment in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (Washington DC: American Sociological Association, 2014.)
  • Zachary Simoni† and Adrienne Milner, "Gender Implicit Association Test Assignment," assignment in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (Washington DC: American Sociological Association, 2014).
  • Adrienne Milner, Elizabeth Baker, Virginia Sisiopiku, “Motivations and Barriers to Utilizing Adult Walking Buses: An Examination of Demographic Correlates and Willingness to Participate in a Community-Based Walking Program,” Open Journal of Preventive Medicine 3 (No. 9, 2013):517-24. doi 10.4236/ojpm.2013.39070.
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Southern Sociological Society (SSS)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)
  • Adrienne Milner (PI) and Elizabeth Baker. 2013. "Walking Buses for Adults: A Pilot Program to Decrease Obesity." Health Disparities Research Award in Adult Obesity, University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) and WeightWatchers, Inc. ($30,000).
    • Winner of the American Heart Association Worksite Innovation Award (Gold)
    • Winner of the NASPA (National Association for Administrators in Higher Education) Excellence Award (Silver)
    • Research featured on ABC's 33/40 Talk of Alabama, CBS 42 News, and Fox 6 News
  • Adrienne Milner and Elizabeth Baker. 2012. "Walking Buses . . . For Adults." Community Health Innovation Award, One Great Community Council of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Birmingham, AL ($5,000).
  • Adrienne Milner. 2010. "Whites' Racial Attitudes and Support for Equality Before and After the 2008 Presidential Election." College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Doctoral Summer Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Miami ($5,000).