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Robert Brown

Director

Director

  • Where do you call home?
    • Chicago & the South Suburbs
  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • Director of Social Justice Education
    • Co-Director Summer Academic Workshop
  • What groups/committees/communities are you a part of at NU?
    • I play a role in many committees and communities, but primarily those focused on engaging students, faculty, and staff in dialogue and social justice education. I also advise the Collective, which is a student group focused on unearthing and discussing intersections of Blackness and masculinity.
  • What are you passionate about?
    • I am really passionate about the work we do as social justice educators and always seek to create space for community building, healing, and liberation. My research interests explore topics related to equity and inclusion in higher education; faculty development related to critical pedagogy; and identity conscious supervision and management.
  • What are some moments/accomplishments/projects you have been proud of?
    • My work at Northwestern has connected me to a vast variety of groups, communities, and departments across each college and campus. It is a privilege to hold space for moments of vulnerability, engage complex group dynamics, ,and complicate the ways we make sense of what it means to be a part of the Northwestern community. It is through this work that I am able to build relationships and enhance my own consciousness of the similar and widely disparate ways folx experience our campus community.
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • Almost everywhere, but mostly in my office on the ground floor of Scott Hall. I'm always on the move connecting with students and colleagues across campus. My favorite spots on campus are Norbucks, the lakefill, Garrett for lunch, and Walter Athletic Center.
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • I love cooking, traveling, golfing, binge watching TV shows, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends around the city!
    • I'm also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and love connecting with my fraternity brothers.
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