Phone: (310) 206-2130

Email: kbrown@soc.ucla.edu

Office: 297 Haines Hall

Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Sociology

Karida Brown is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies and 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.

  • 2016 PhD, Sociology, Brown University
  • 2012 M.A., Sociology, Brown University
  • 2009 M.P.A., Government, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004 B.B.A, Risk Management, Temple University

2017 ASA Dissertation Award

  • Brown, Karida, (2018) Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia. In-Print in August, 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.