Political Science and African American Studies/BRNG
Dr. Nadia E. Brown joins Purdue as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies. She comes to Purdue from St. Louis University where she specialized in American politics with a distinct focus on Black politics as well as Women and politics. She is the author of a forthcoming book entitled Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making (under contract with Oxford University press) and she is the author of numerous articles focusing on Black women's politics.
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. Her BA, also in political science, is from Howard University in 2004.
Dr. Brown's research interests lie broadly in identity politics, legislative studies, and Black women's studies. Current research projects address the politics of appearance for Black women candidates for public office. Dr. Brown enjoys teaching courses in the fields of African American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Political Science.