Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Nadia E. Brown

Please join me in congratulating Nadia E. Brown, assistant professor in political science and African American studies, who recently won two awards for her book Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making (Oxford University Press).

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists chose Professor Brown's book for the DuBois Book Award. Sisters in the Statehouse has also been awarded the 2015 Anna Julia Cooper Best Publication Award from the Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics. 

This award-winning book uses both humanistic and social science techniques to look at how Black women legislators have been influenced by their own experiences with racism and sexism.  The London School of Economics (LSE) chose  a review by Muireann O’Dwyer  as one of its Editor’s Picks: Ten Favourite Book Reviews from 2014.  O'Dwyer declares that Brown “…has delivered an answer to the enduring question of how exactly intersectionality can be brought to bear on the empirical questions of social science.”

Her work is an outstanding example of ground-breaking research being conducted by our colleagues in the College of Liberal Arts. Congratulations, Dr. Brown!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts