Nadia E. Brown

Nadia E. Brown

Associate Professor // Political Science

Associate Professor // SIS // African American Studies

Associate Professor // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // American Studies

University Faculty Scholar // Political Science

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Curriculum vitae

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Ph.D. Rutgers University
B.A. Howard University, Magna Cum Laude



American Politics 



African American Studies
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
American Studies


Research Summary

Intersectionality; Black Women's Politics; Black Politics; Gender and Politics, Gender and Political Science



National Science Foundation, ADVANCE-Partnership Grant (HRD: 1936086, $210,103.00) “#MeTooPoliSci: Leveraging a Professional Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Political Science” (Awarded: July 25, 2019). Nadia Brown (Purdue University), Rebecca Gill (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Stella Rouse (University of Maryland College Park), and Elizabeth Sharrow, 2019- 2022. ($1,000,794)

Senior Personnel. National Science Foundation EAGER program. 2018. “The Women Also Know Stuff initiative.” SES-1836072 ($269,602)

Nadia E. Brown, Rebecca Gill, Jennifer Merolla, Melissa Michelson, Elizabeth Sharrow, Patricia Stapleton, Dara Strolovitch, (2018). “#MeTooPoliSci: Addressing Gender Discrimination in Political Science” American
Political Science Association, Centennial Center Grant - $25,000


Selected Publications

Brown, Nadia E. 2019. “Mentoring, Sexual Harassment, and Black Women Academics.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 40 (1): 166-173. doi: 10.1080/1554477X.2019.1565455

Bonnette-Bailey, Lakeyta M. and Nadia E. Brown. 2019. “Do The Ladies Run This Mutha? The Relationship Between Political Rap and Black Feminist Attitudes.” New Political Science 41 (1): 80-97. doi: 10.1080/07393148.2018.1558034

Clair, Robin Patric, Nadia E. Brown, Debbie S. Dougherty, Hannah K. Delemeester, Patricia Geist-Martin, William I. Gorden, Tyler Sorg, and Paaige K. Turner. 2019. "#MeToo, Sexual Harassment: An Article, a Forum, and a Dream for the Future." Journal of Applied Communication Research, 47 (2): 111-129. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2019.1567142

Gershon, Sarah Allen, Celeste Montoya, Christina Bejarano, and Nadia E. Brown. 2019. “Intersectional Linked Fate and Political Representation." Politics, Groups and Identities 7 (3): 642-653. doi: 10.1080/21565503.2019.1639520

Lemi, Danielle Casarez and Nadia E. Brown. 2019. “Melanin and Curls: Evaluation of Black Women Candidates.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 4 (2) 1-38. doi: 10.1017/rep.2019.18

Brown, Nadia E. 2014. Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Winner of the 2015 W.E.B. Du Bois Best Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Winner of the 2015 Anna Julia Cooper Best Publication Award from the Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics

Winner of the 2015 Purdue University Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Research in Excellence Award

Reviewed in: National Political Science Review by Evelyn Simien; The Western Journal of Political Science by Revathi Hines; The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics by Khalilah L. Brown-Dean; Perspectives on Politics by Wendy G. Smooth London School of Economics (LSE) Book Review blog by Muireann O’Dwyer.

Named one of the Editor’s Picks: Ten Favourite Book Reviews from 2014

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