Dr. Anthony Browne is the chair and an associate professor of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College. His research, scholarship and teaching concerns black diasporic communities with a focus on poverty, gentrification, Africana sociology and second generation immigrants. This work builds on a long-standing research interest in the intersection of power, race and policy.
Dr. Browne’s research has appeared in a number of scholarly publications including the Journal of African American Studies, Race and Society, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences and the Western Journal of Black Studies. His commentary and analyses have been featured in international, national and regional media outlets. His most recent publications focused on educational and economic disparities in black and Latinx communities in New York City. Dr. Browne is currently completing a book-length project, Gentrifying Bed Stuy: The Impact on Social and Economic Neighborhood Institutions, which explores how black businesses, faith-based institutions and cultural practices have been fundamentally altered by gentrification.
Dr. Browne is the former book review editor for the journal Wadabagei and has served as a consultant to several foundations and community-based organizations around the issue of capacity building and neighborhood change. He maintains memberships in the Association of Black Sociologists, the Caribbean Studies Association, and the National Council for Black Studies. Dr. Browne holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia, a master's from UCLA in African American studies, and bachelor's from Cornell in industrial and labor relations.