Kenly Brown

Postdoctoral Fellow in African & African American Studies
PhD in African Diaspora and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
research interests:
  • Black Girlhood Studies
  • Black Feminist Ethnography
  • Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Law
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    I am a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of African and African American Studies. I earned a PhD in African Diaspora and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. My research interests and teaching agenda draws from my interdisciplinary training in Black intellectual thought and social science situated at the nexus of race, gender, and institutional violence. While at Berkeley, I co-founded the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group and served as a project manager in the Justice Interaction Lab. My research has been supported by the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and AERA Minority Writing Fellowship.

     

     

    Publications

    Brown, K. “Love, Loss, and Loyalty: A Black Feminist Reading of Black Girlhood.” In Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis, eds. Zakiya Luna and Whitney Pirtle. (accepted)

     

    Brown, K., & Jones, N. (2018). “Gender, Race, and Crime: The Evolution of a Feminist Research Agenda.” In Handbook of the Sociology of Gender (pp. 449-457). Springer, Cham.

     

    Potter, H. and Brown, K. (2014). “Women of Color in the Development of Feminist Theories.” Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer Verlag.