Lyn Mikel Brown
Professor of Education
Ed.D. 1989 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA--Human Development and Psychology
Areas of Expertise
- Girls social and psychological development
- Youth activism and civic engagement
- Student voice and empowerment
Other Courses Taught
|ED 335||Girlhood Activism and Popular Culture|
|ED 498||Participatory Action Research With Youth|
|ED 334||New Civics and Youth Fueled Activism|
Dr. Brown's scholarship focuses on understanding the conditions that enable youth voice and dissent in the face of oppression. She is the author of seven curriculums and educational toolkits and six books, including her most recent, Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists.
She earned her Ed.D. at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She was a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girl's Development, a member of The American Psychological Association's Presidential Task Force on Adolescent Girls, and consultant to the Ms. Foundation for Women's National Girls' Initiative. She has written opinion pieces for a number of publications, including Bitch Magazine, Education Week, Rethinking Schools, CNN Opinion, The Boston Globe, TIME Motto, and Ms. Magazine.
Brown, L.M., Edell, D., Jones, M., Luckhurst, G., & Percentie, J. 2016. “I Love Beyoncé, But I Struggle With Beyoncé”: Girl Activists Talk Music and Feminism. In. J. Warwick and A. Adrian, eds., Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity. New York: Routledge.
Edell, D. & Brown, L.M. 2016. Bridges, Ladders, Sparks & Glue: Celebrating and Problematizing “Girl-Driven” Intergenerational Feminist Activism. Special 15th Anniversary Issue, Feminist Media Studies: ‘An Intergenerational Feminist Media Studies,’ 16(4): 693-709.
Castro Baker, A., Brown, L.M., Ragonese, M. 2015. Confronting Barriers to Critical Discussions About Sexualization with Adolescent Girls. Social Work. http://sw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/29/sw.swv046.full.pdf+html
Edell, D., Brown, L.M., & Tolman, D. 2013. Embodying Sexualization: When Theory Meets Practice in Intergenerational Feminist Activism. Feminist Theory, 14: 275-284.
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