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Race, 20th Century, African Americans, African Diaspora, South Africa, Australia, Education, Migration
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About Me

Karida Brown is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in 2016, and an M.P.A. in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Her research focuses on the relationship between race, social transformations, and communal memory. Her forthcoming book, “Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia” (UNC Press), reconstructs the life histories of a cohort of African Americans who migrated throughout the Appalachian region during the African American Great Migration.

Her new research project, the Origins of Racial Inequality in Education, undertakes a global history of segregated schooling and its enduring legacies on race and education today. This research is funded by the Fulbright Global Scholars program and the Hellman Fellows Fund.

Recent Publications

Brown, Karida, (2018) Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia., University of North Carolina Press

Itzigsohn, José and Brown, Karida, The Souls of Sociology: Du Bois, Race, and Modernity. Forthcoming with NYU Press

Brown, Karida, (2018) “A Love Letter to Black Graduate Students.” The New Black Sociologist. Forthcoming with Routledge Press

Brown, Karida, (2016)“The Hidden Injuries of School Desegregation” American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 4(2): 196-220.

Brown, Karida, (2016) “On the Participatory Archive: An ethnography of the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project” Southern Cultures 22(1): 113-127, Special issue: Documentary Arts

Brown, Karida, Murphy, Michael, and Porcelli, Apollonya, (2016) “Ruin’s Progeny: Race, Environment and Appalachia’s Coal Camp Blacks” Du Bois Review special issue: Race and Environmental Equity.

Itzigsohn, José and Brown, Karida, (2015) “Sociology and the Theory of Double Consciousness: W. E. B Du Bois’ Phenomenology of Racialized Subjectivity” Du Bois Review 12(2): 231-248.

Media Coverage
Interview with Kelly McEvars on Podcast NPR Embedded: “Coal Stories, #4”, National Public Radio. May 24th, 2018 Interview with Frank Stasio on The State of Things: “Gone Home, The Stories of Black Coal Miners in Appalachia”, WUNC: North Carolina P
Country Focus
United States, Australia, South Africa
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Australia, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Race, Slavery