Dr. Tammy Brown
MacMillan Hall, 122
Oxford, OH 45056
Assistant Professor; Joint appointment in the History Department and in the Black World Studies Program
- PhD 2007, Princeton University
- MA, Princeton University
- BA, Harvard University
- U.S. History
- African Diaspora
- Race, class, gender
- BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies
- BWS/HST 252 Representations of History in Film and Video
- BWS/HST Caribbean Immigration in New York City
"'A New Era in American Politics': Shirley Chisholm and the Discourse of Identity," Cutting Down "The Wrath Bearing Tree"--The Politics Issue, Callaloo, Volume 31, Number 4, Fall 2008.
"'I fight among fighters for a New World': Pearl Primus, U.S. Democracy, and the Power of Dance," Escape from New York!, eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
My current book project, Re-Visioning Blackness: West Indian Immigrants and the Language of Race, Place, and Power in Modern America, explores how West Indian intellectuals have used the written, spoken, and performed word to challenge racism in the United States adn abroad, and re-define blackness in affirmative terms. Through street-corner orations, sermons, fiction, and theater, language was the weapon of choice in their battle against white supremacy and in their quest for greater political and personal power. Centering on the themes: race, place, and power, Re-Visioning Blackness explores how the language used in describing immigration experiences, cultural identity, and historical context have shaped West Indian intellectuals' debates over political and cultural self-determination, anticolonialism, and athe rhetoric of American democracy.