Khalilah L. Brown-Dean - Higher Education
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is a nationally-known and respected expert on the political dynamics surrounding the American criminal justice system. Brown-Dean is an associate professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University.

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Aretha Franklin, John McCain, and the Meaning of Legacy

by | September 7, 2018 Last week my twin obsessions with politics and pop culture collided as I joined millions of vie Read more

The Opposite of Progress

by | June 28, 2018
The slate of 2018 decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court has a direct impact on questions previous [...] Read more

As American as Apple Pie

by | June 21, 2018
America isn’t divided by pundits and peddlers. It isn’t divided by vacuous political labels [...] Read more

For Colored Folks Who Have Considered Suicide

by | June 9, 2018
The high-profile deaths of celebrities Avicii, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have forced impo [...] Read more

Why We Celebrate

by | May 20, 2018
Graduation season brings me tremendous joy. I love seeing the various photos, video clips, and [...] Read more

Mothering Behind Bars

by | May 9, 2018
As we grow older, Mother's Day evokes grief over the loss of grandmothers and other mother figu [...] Read more

Bill Cosby Isn’t a Victim

by | April 29, 2018
What I did not expect was that we would come to the close of Sexual Assault Awareness and Preve [...] Read more

It’s Time to Secure the Vote

by | April 22, 2018
In spite of our professed love of voting as one of the most precious and fundamental features o [...] Read more

From Pain to Power

by | April 12, 2018
Over time, we’ve witnessed a concerted effort to denounce the undeniable racial disparities r [...] Read more

Reclaiming the ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’

by | April 3, 2018
As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we h [...] Read more

The Politics of Mental Health

by | March 27, 2018
This year marks my 15th year as a professor of political science. Over that time, I’ve witnes [...] Read more

Not Yet Just, Not Yet Free

by | March 20, 2018
“Black women saved America.” Those words peppered post-election analysis of the hotly conte [...] Read more

Five Things More Effective Than Political Panic

by | March 14, 2018
I have a confession to make: I'm a hard-core nerd fascinated by all things political. While pol [...] Read more

Honoring Black History Month, in Prison

by | March 4, 2018
Black History Month is often referred to by my fellow Blackademics as “the high season.” Sc [...] Read more

In Defense of Youth Organizing

by | February 25, 2018
The late Coretta Scott King once said, “Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it w [...] Read more
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