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. Specifically, such research has come to entail (1) the correlation between race and the official/national language movement and (2) Latinos and state orchestrated immigration reform and the political/legal fallout such policies produce.
Dr. Brown has presented research and delivered addresses around the world in conjunction with many universities and academic organizations. In December of 2013, Dr. Brown will deliver the Keynote Address at the International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics conference in Columbo, Sri Lanka. In addition, Dr. Brown has spoken or will speak at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), University of Ghent (Belgium), Jagiellonian University (Krakow), College of the Bahamas (Nassau), University of Maribor (Slovenia) and at other academic organizations in the United States, Latin America and Canada.
His research has appeared in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (2013), the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (2013 & 2012), the Journal of Latino and Latin American Studies (2013), the Journal of Race and Policy (2012), Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror (2012), Studies In Ethnicity and Nationalism (2012), the Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity (2012), Communication Law Review (2011), Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2011), the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race (2010), Racism, Slavery and Literature (2010), Domestic Policy Discourse in the New World Order (2010).
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, Fall 2013)
- Intercultural Communication: Cultures in Conflict (Spring 2011,2012, 2013)
- Introduction to Culture and Communication (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
- Rhetoric and Social Order (Fall 2011)
- Political Communication: Campaigns and Elections (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
- Electing the President (Fall 2012)
When not teaching, researching and/or writing, Dr. Brown studies severe weather forecasting, Fourth Amendment rights, and enjoys listening to public radio, hiking the Adirondack "High Peaks," and watching track and field.