Nadia E. Brown, Ph.D.
Year of PhD: 2010
Address: 3700 O Street NW, ICC
City: Washington DC, Maryland
Country: United States
Nadia E. Brown (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is a Professor in the Government Department and the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University. She specializes in Black women’s politics and holds a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Brown's research interests lie broadly in identity politics, legislative studies, and Black women's studies. While trained as a political scientist, her scholarship on intersectionality seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity. She is the author or editor of several award winning books – including Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making (Oxford University Press); Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites (with Danielle Lemi); Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics (with Sarah Allen Gershon, Routledge Press); The Politics of Protest: Readings on the Black Lives Matter Movement (with Ray Block, Jr. and Christopher Stout, Routledge Press); Approaching Democracy: American Government in Times of Challenge (with Larry Berman, Bruce Allen Murphy and Sarah Allen Gershon, Routledge Press). Professor Brown is the lead editor of Politics, Groups and Identities. Professor Brown is part of the #MeTooPoliSci Collective where she spearheads efforts to stop sexual harassment in the discipline. Along with co-PIs Rebecca Gill (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Stella Rouse (University of Maryland, College Park), Elizabeth Sharrow (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) she is the recipient of a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for their project titled "#MeTooPoliSci Leveraging A Professional Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Political Science." Professor Brown is also the lead editor of Politics, Groups and Identities.Lastly, Professor Brown is an editor with The Monkey Cage, a political science blog in the Washington Post. She regularly teaches the following courses: Black Political Participation; Black Women Rising; Introduction to African American Studies; and Race and Ethnicity in American Politics.
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Black Women's Politics
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Professor Brown received her PhD in Political Science in 2010 from Rutgers University, with major fields in Women and Politics and American Politics. She also holds a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Brown's research interests lie broadly in identity politics, legislative studies, and Black women's studies. While trained as a political scientist, her scholarship on intersectionality seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity. Professor Brown came to Purdue in 2013 after initially teaching at St. Louis University.
Brown’s Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making (Oxford University press, 2014) has been awarded the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ 2015 W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews that focus on identity politics in general and Black women's politics more specifically. Her current research projects address the politics of appearance for Black women candidates and lawmakers. She and Professor Sarah Gershon (Georgia State University), have coedited Distinct Identities (Routledge Press, 2016) on the intersection of race, ethnicity and gender in American Politics.
Dr. Nadia E. Brown is the recipient of the Midwest Women’s Caucus for Political Science Early Career Award (2013-2014). Her research has been funded by grants from the American Political Science Association, the Butler Center for Leadership and Excellence, the Mellon Foundation and the C-SPAN Educational Foundation. Dr. Brown held the Jackie McLean Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Hartford (2009-2010).
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