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Dr. Brown joined Saint Mary's College of California in the Fall of 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She is a historical sociologist and black feminist scholar.  Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and has a M.S.Ed. from Illinois State University.  

Her research and intellectual curiosities relate to consumerism, social movements, methods and methodologies (specifically archival and computational analyses investigating intersections of race, class and gender), as well as knowledge production processes.  Recent work focuses on computational research method of inquiry, black feminist interventions in computation, and autoethnography.  She is the proud parent of two amazing human beings, Derek and Daniel, the proud partner of an awesome CS Ph.D, Robert, and a *slight* fan of alliteration. Dr. Brown teaches Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, Gender and Society, Race and Ethnicity and Black Women's Social Movements.

Here are some of Dr. Brown's published writings if you would like to read further:

Methadological Cyborg as Black Feminist Technology

Intersectional Political Consumerism 

When Metadata Isn't Enough...