Khalilah L. Brown-Dean - Higher Education
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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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Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: On Civil Death and American Politics

by | April 30, 2019 One of my all-time favorite movies is Shawshank Redemption starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robb Read more

Yes Virginia, There is a Choice

by | April 16, 2019
Like many other students of color who receive messages that they’re not good enough, I had re [...] Read more

Defining Political Progress

by | April 8, 2019
One of the things I love most about writing for Diverse is that it provides an opportunity for [...] Read more

On the Meaning of Survival

by | March 28, 2019
The deadliest school shooting in modern history happened before colleges and universities insti [...] Read more

First Step or First Stumble?

by | March 21, 2019
Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, captured the sobering reality that the Unit [...] Read more

The Myth of Meritocracy

by | March 13, 2019
To my high school guidance counselor, I wasn’t college material. I remember flipping through [...] Read more

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

by | February 14, 2019
Over the last two weeks I’ve listened to friends, pundits and scholars debate the implication [...] Read more

Dr. King Deserves More

by | January 28, 2019
We have now entered what I and many other scholars of color call, “The High Season.” It’s [...] Read more

Sorority Life as an Act of Resistance

by | January 14, 2019
My expectations of life as a Black, college student in the 90’s were largely shaped by a TV s [...] Read more

Teaching Through Trauma

by | January 7, 2019
Trauma nestles in the crevices of our memories. It burrows in our shoulders, lies dormant in ou [...] Read more

Giving Thanks Amid Political Uncertainty

by | November 20, 2018
In my family Thanksgiving has never been about pilgrims having a mythical dinner with Indian tr [...] Read more

On Citizenship and Voting

by | November 4, 2018
Citizenship has never been a requirement for U.S. military service. Immigrants and non-citizens [...] Read more

The Hate We Give: Voting Against Violence

by | October 29, 2018
Lifting your voice can be subversive. This is a lesson learned by Starr Carter, the main charac [...] Read more

Still Separate, Still Unequal: American Indians and Election 2018  

by | October 20, 2018
To be sure, the legacy of conquest meant that American Indians and enslaved Africans were often [...] Read more

Feminism, Womanism and Election 2018

by | October 12, 2018
As we stand a month away from the midterm elections, we do so as a record number of women of co [...] Read more
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