Associate Professor, Department of Popular Culture; Graduate Faculty
Office: 250 Shatzel Hall
Office Phone: 419-372-2982
Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Toronto
Dr. Brown’s current research activities include gender and body issues in film, corporate media culture, the role of vision in popular culture, urban ethnography and comic book studies. Dr. Brown is also an active Curator of popular culture exhibitions for institutions such as The Toledo Museum of Art and The Royal Ontario Museum.
Representative publications include Black Superheroes: Milestone Comics and Their Fans, “‘They can imagine anything they want...’: Identification, Desire and the Celebrity Text,”“Gender and the Action Heroine: Hardbodies and The Point of No Return,”“Putting on the Ritz: Masculinity and the Young Gary Cooper” and “If Looks Could Kill: Female Revenge and Contemporary Film.”