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Raven Brown

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow
(212) 992-3745
413 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Monday 12:00-4:00
Wednesday BY APPT

B.A., Social Sciences, Bennington College, 2002
M.A., International Affairs, The New School, 2008
M.P.H., Public Health, New York University, 2011
M.Phil., Public and Urban Policy, The New School, 2017

Raven E Brown has over 15 years of professional experience and has worked in Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia. She has conducted programmatic interventions and research related to Argentina, Belize, Brazil, India, Malawi, and Venezuela. She has worked for the Population Council, CONCERN Zambia, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Most recently, she worked for the Center for New York City Affairs, where she conducted research on New York City's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2017, she has been a New York State Democratic County Committeeperson.   Brown is the co-author of "Shared Capital Initiatives for Redistribution and Recognition" (NYU Center on International Cooperation, 2020), "The Cost of Reaching the Most Disadvantaged Girls: Programmatic Evidence from Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda" (Population Council, 2012), and "The Siyakhana Initiative: For Ecological Health and Food Security" (University of Witwatersrand, 2011). She is the author of "Designing Cities to Make Them Safer for Women" (Cities Alliance, 2016), "Towards a Sustainable Future: Design as a Protective Factor against Gender-Based Violence" (Cities Alliance, 2016), and "The Left Isn't Dead Yet in Venezuela" (Open Democracy, 2015).   Brown was the recipient of The New School's Provost Fellowship for Ph.D. students completing coursework, The New School Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Paper Fellowship for 2019-2020.

Teaching and Research Interests

democracy and political transitions; neoliberalism and capitalism studies; the welfare state; poverty and inequality; climate change; American politics; globalization; infrastructure and service delivery; housing; global cities 

Raven Brown