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  • Drew D. Brown, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

    Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
    University of Delaware
    427 Ewing Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Selected Publications

    ​Brown, Drew D., Passing the Ball: Sports in African American Life and Culture, (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.), Under Contract. Brown, Drew D., “The Portrayal of Black Masculinity in the NFL: Critical Race Theory and the Images of Black Males,” in Critical Race Theory and American Sport, Billy Hawkins, Carter-Francique, and Cooper (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 217-246, 2016. Brown, Drew D., “Ballers Without Blackness: The NFL's Suppression of Black Cultural Agency,” in Football, Culture, and Power, ed. David Leonard, Kimberly B. George, and Wade Davis (New York: Routledge), pp. 44-58, 2016. Brown, Drew D., “Race, Colonization, and the NFL Draft: A Fanonian Analysis of the Interviewing of Black NFL Prospects,” in Race in American Sports: Essays, ed. J. L. Conyers (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.), pp. 254-265, 2014.

    Research Interests

    ​Dr. Brown studies the construction and operation of gender and identity by examining the contemporary socio-cultural practices of Black males. His current work explores how the cultural needs of Black student-athletes are being met through their communicative relationship with white coaches. He is also working on his first book tentatively titled Baller Culture: The Traditions and Brilliance of African American Male Athletes. 

    Teaching Interests

    ​Dr. Brown teaches a range of topics that examine the culture and existence of Africana people. His courses include: Race and sports, The Black male experience, Surveying African American culture, and African-American rhetoric and communication.



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  • Department of Africana Studies
  • 417 Ewing Hall, 15 Orchard Road
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2897
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