Hana Brown is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Gale Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University. Her research examines the political origins and political consequences of social inequalities.  She uses an array of qualitative and historical methods to understanding the effects of political actors and institutions on racial inequality, the effects of immigration and racial divisions on policy outcomes, and the micro-level effects of state actions on the lives of racial minorities and immigrants. These endeavors bridge insights from multiple subfields in order to understand the institutional foundations of social inequality. 
Professor Brown's scholarship has been published in such journals as the American Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologySocial Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.  Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation and has received awards from four different sections of the American Sociological Association. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.  During the 2015-2016 academic year she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Contact Information:

Hana Brown
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Wake Forest University


04D Kirby Hall
(336) 758-3540

Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
PO Box 7808
Winston-Salem, NC

Photo Credit: Ken Bennett 2013