Kenly Brown


I am a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of African and African American Studies. I earned a PhD in African Diaspora and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My research interests and teaching agenda draws from my interdisciplinary training in Black intellectual thought and social science situated at the nexus of race, gender, and institutional violence. While at Berkeley, I co-founded the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group and served as a project manager in the Justice Interaction Lab. My research has been supported by the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and AERA Minority Writing Fellowship.

I currently run the Black Girlhood Studies Lab, housed in the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity at Washington University in St. Louis.