Anthony Brown

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Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Professor, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 3902
Office: SZB 4.308D
Office Hours: T W 2 - 3:30 PM
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Anthony Brown is a Professor of Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies Education. He also is an affiliated faculty in the areas of cultural studies in education, the John Warfield Center of African and African American studies and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. He received his B.A and M.A. in political science from California State University-Long Beach and received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His research agenda falls into two interconnected strands of research, related broadly to the education of African Americans. His first strand of research examines how educational stakeholders make sense of and respond to the educational needs of African American male students. The second strand examines how school curriculum depicts the historical experiences of African Americans in official school knowledge (e.g. standards and textbooks) and within popular discourse.

Overall, his work pursues a theoretical argument, which suggests that the examination of the historical and racial constructions of African Americans within the social sciences, educational literature, popular discourse and curriculum is vital to making sense of how questions are raised and how educational and curricular reforms are pursued for African American students in the present. His work has been published in Teachers College Record, Harvard Educational Review, Race Ethnicity and Education and the Journal of Educational Policy.

Professor Brown is the recipient of numerous awards, including: Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award and the AERA Division B, 2016 Outstanding Book Award.