Hana Brown

Hana E. Brown
Assistant Professor

B.A.   Anthropology – Bryn Mawr College, 2001
M.A.   Sociology – University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Ph.D.  Sociology – University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Telephone: (336) 758-3540
Office: 004D Kirby Hall
Email: brownhe@wfu.edu

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Hana E. Brown joined the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College (2001) and her M.A (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Brown’s research examines the interplay between race, immigration, and politics. Her projects address two interrelated themes: the relationship between perceptions about race and citizenship and public policies, and the effect of policy structure on popular ideas about who deserves legal and social rights. Her mixed-methods research projects have examined multiple ethnically and racially charged policy arenas including education, immigration, and welfare.  Her research has been published in such outlets as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Problems.



SOC 151: Principles of Sociology
SOC 359: Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 360: Social Inequality
SOC 364: Political Sociology