Anthony L. Brown is Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. He also is an affiliated faculty with the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Curriculum & Instruction in 2006.  His research agenda falls into two interconnected strands of research, related broadly to the education of African Americans. His first strand of research examines how educational stakeholders make sense of and respond to the educational needs of African American male students. The second strand examines how the historical experiences of African Americans are depicted in official school knowledge (e.g. standards and textbooks) and within popular discourse.  Dr. Brown has published 30 journal articles, 9 book chapters, 1 edited book, and 2 full-length books.

Professor Brown is the recipient of numerous awards for research. In 2008, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) awarded Dr. Brown the Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dr. Brown was also awarded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) the 2011 Division G Early Career Award. Then in 2016, his book Black Intellectual Thought in Education was awarded the AERA Division B (Curriculum Studies) Outstanding Book Award. He also was awarded the 2017 American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Book Award for his co-authored book, Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of the U.S. Curriculum. Then in 2018, he was honored by the American Educational Research Association with the Division K Mid-Career Award. His most recent project explores how teachers conceptualize the teaching of American slavery. This project is funded by the Humanities Texas and the Spencer Foundation.