Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

Associate Professor and Fellow in the Lawrence & Stel Marie Lowman College of Education Endowe

Cultural Studies in Education, Social Studies Education


Office & Hours

Office: SZB 428L
Tuesday: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

(512) 232-3902

(512) 471-8460

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum and Instruction
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0379
UT Mail Code: D5700


Anthony Brown's research focuses on historical and contempoaray issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society.

Anthony Brown is Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies Education and Fellow in the Lawrence & Stel Marie Lowman College of Education Endowed Excellence Fund. He also is an affiliated faculty in the areas of cultural studies in education and the John Warfield Center of African and African American studies.  He received his B.A and M.A. in political science from California State University-Long Beach and received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

His research agenda falls into two interconnected strands of research, related broadly to the education of African Americans. His first strand of research examines how educational stakeholders make sense of and respond to the educational needs of African American male students. The second strand examines how school curriculum depict the historical experiences of African Americans in official school knowledge (e.g. standards and textbooks) and within popular discourse.

Overall, his work pursues a theoretical argument, which suggests that the examination of the historical and racial constructions of African Americans within the social sciences, educational literature, popular discourse and curriculum is vital to making sense of how questions are raised and how educational and curricular reforms are pursued for African American students in the present. His work has been published in Teachers College Record, Harvard Educational Review, Race Ethnicity and Education and the Journal of Educational Policy.

Professor Brown is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2008, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) awarded Professor Brown the Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award. Professor Brown was also recently awarded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) the 2011 Division G Early Career Award. He also received the prestigious 2011 University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education, Madison, WI, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: Multicultural Education and Urban Education (2006).

Representative Publications

Racial Theory and Curriculum

Valesquez, J., Brown, K.D., & Brown, A.L. (2012). The Illusion of Inclusion: A Critical Race Theory Textual Analysis of Race and Standards. Harvard Educational Review, 82 (3), 403-424.

Brown, A.L. & Delissovoy, N. (2011). Economies of Racism:  Grounding Education Policy Research in the Complex Dialectic of Race, Class, and Capital. Journal of Educational Policy. 26 (5), 595-619.

Brown, A.L., King, L.J. & Crowley, R.  (2011). Black civitas: An examination of Carter Woodson’s contributions to citizenship education. Theory and Research in Social Education, 39 (2), 277-299.

Brown, A. L. (2010) Counter-memory and race: An examination of African American scholars’ challenges to early 20th century K-12 historical discourses. Journal of Negro Education, 79 (1), 54-65.


African American Males in Education

Brown, A.L. (2012). On Human Kinds and Role Models:  A Critical Discussion about the African American male teacher. Educational Studies. 48, 296-315.

Brown, A.L. (2011). Pedagogies of Experience: A case of the African American male teacher. Teaching Education. 22 (4), 363-376.

Brown, A. L. (2011).  “Same old stories:” The Black Male in Social Science and Educational Literature, 1930s to the present.”  Teachers College Record, 113, (9). 2047-2079.

Brown, A.L. (2011). Racialized Subjectivities: A critical examination of ethnography on Black males in the USA, 1960s to early 2000s. Ethnography & Education, 6 (1), 45-60.

Brown, A.L. & Donnor, J.K. (2011). Toward a new narrative on Black males, education and public policy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 14 (1), 17-32.


Recent Awards

  • 2011 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award: University of Texas Regents
  • 2011 Early Career Award: American Educational Research Association (AERA): Division G: Social Context of Education