Donathan Brown

Donathan L. Brown is Associate Professor, a 2017 Fulbright Scholar, Chair of the Ithaca College Diversity Scholars Program and Degree Coordinator for the Culture and Communication program.

In addition, he is the Immediate Past Editor of the Journal of Race and Policy, and has authored and edited four recent books, including:Contemporary Issues for People of Color: Surviving and Thriving in the U.S. Today (2016); Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color (2015), & When Race and Policy Collide: Contemporary Immigration Debates (2014). Coming in late Fall of 2017, Dr. Brown will release, Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era.

Brown conducts research at the intersection of race, rhetoric and public policy, particularly pertaining to African Americans and Latinos. Dr. Brown has made various media appearances via television on the set of the Emmy awarding winning news talk show, Fresh Outlook (clips of his segments can be found here and online). In print, via the Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post and La Opinión, along with various radio appearances.

Be sure to click the link on the left to see a few snippets from his interview in conjunction with the Ithaca College Expert series on his work pertaining to race and official language policies along with other media clips.

Brown has presented research and delivered addresses around the world in conjunction with many universities and academic organizations. Dr. Brown has spoken at the Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa), National University of Ireland (Galway), 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, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Canada and Thailand.

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).

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