Hana Brown

Associate Professor & Gale Faculty Fellow

B.A.   Anthropology – Bryn Mawr College, 2001
M.A.   Sociology – University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Ph.D.  Sociology – University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Telephone: (336) 758-3540
Office: 004D Kirby Hall
Email: brownhe@wfu.edu



Hana Brown


Dr. Brown’s research examines the political origins and political consequences of social inequalities.  She uses an array of qualitative and historical methods to understanding the effects of political actors and institutions on racial inequality, the effects of immigration and racial divisions on policy outcomes, and the micro-level effects of state actions on the lives of racial minorities and immigrants. Dr. Brown’s scholarship has been published in such journals as the American Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologySocial Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.  Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation and has received awards from the International Migration and Political Sociology sections of the American Sociological Association.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.  During the 2015-2016 academic year, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



SOC 151: Principles of Sociology
SOC 359: Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 360: Social Inequality
SOC 364: Political Sociology

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