Dr. Donathan L. Brown, (M.A.,Syracuse University, Ph.D., Texas A&M University), is Assistant Professor and Editor of the Journal of Race and Policy. Dr. Brown conducts research at the intersection of race, rhetoric and public policy, particularly pertaining to African Americans and Latinos.
His research on pro-slavery argumentation, for instance, was a part of an international and interdisciplinary project on racism and slavery funded by the Austrian Research Council, presented at the University of Innsbruck and published by Peter Lang. His research on the English-only movement and Latino politics in America was presented at the University of Maribor (Slovenia) in conjunction with the World Debate Institute and published in the book, Domestic Policy Discourse in the US and the UK in the New World Order. Most recently, Dr. Brown spoke at Jagiellonian University (Poland) at the "2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and Expectations" conference on the topic of immigration and the 2012 GOP Primaries.
His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, the Journal of Race and Policy, Communication Law Review, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race, Studies In Ethnicity and Nationalism,The Closed Border: An Encyclopedia of Anti-Immigration Sentiment in the United States, and the Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity. On the public policy side, Dr. Brown has performed various functions in both the House of Representatives and most recently in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington D.C.
Thus far, Dr. Brown has and/or will teach the following courses:
- Communication, Race and Public Policy (Fall 2010)
- Intercultural Communication: Cultures in Conflict (Spring 2011,2012, 2013)
- Introduction to Culture and Communication (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, & Fall 2012)
- Rhetoric and Social Order (Fall 2011)
- Political Communication: Campaigns and Elections (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
- Electing the President (Fall 2012)
When not teaching or researching, Dr. Brown studies meteorology (severe weather forecasting), Fourth Amendment rights, listening to public radio stations from around the world, hiking the Adirondack "High Peaks," and watching track and field.