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Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in Education, University of Texas at Austin

Keffrelyn D. Brown (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is also the Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Teaching Fellow in Education and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and the Center for Women and Gender Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on the sociocultural knowledge of race in teaching and curriculum, critical multicultural teacher education and the educational discourses and intellectual thought related to African Americans and their educational experiences in the U.S.

Keffrelyn has published over 40 books, journal articles, book chapters and other educational texts. She serves on the editorial boards for several well-recognized peer-reviewed journals including Teachers College Record, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and Urban Education. Keffrelyn has received recognition for both her research and teaching. In 2013 she was awarded the Kappa Delta Pi/Division K Early Career Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She is also the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and the Wisconsin-Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant. In 2012 she received the Regent's Outstanding Teaching award, the highest teaching honor given for excellence in undergraduate teaching across the University of Texas system.


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    Associate professor of Cultural Studies in Education, University of Texas at Austin