Dorothy Brown
Published October 7, 2013
Updated April 16, 2021

Dorothy A. Brown is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She is a nationally recognized scholar in tax policy, race and class and has published extensively on the racial implications of federal tax policy. Her new book, The Whiteness of Wealth (2021), covers racism in the U.S. tax code.

Brown joined Emory Law in 2008, focusing on federal tax law and critical race theory in her courses and scholarship. Previously, at Washington and Lee University School of Law, she taught courses in administrative law, critical race theory, federal income tax and partnership tax, and was the director of the Frances Lewis Law Center. She also has taught at George Mason University and the University of Cincinnati.

Expertise: Tax law, critical race theory, race, class and tax policy, corporate tax

Location: Atlanta, Ga.


Phone: (404) 712-8218

Twitter: @DorothyABrown

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