Khalilah Brown-Dean
Published August 25, 2017
Updated April 23, 2021

Khalilah Brown-Dean is an associate professor of political science and senior director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University. Her research interests include the political dynamics surrounding the criminal justice system, especially as it relates to voting rights policies. She is host of Disrupted on Connecticut Public Radio, and serves on the board of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Before coming to Quinnipiac, Brown-Dean was the Peter Strauss Family assistant professor of African-American studies at Yale University. Her political commentary and analysis has been featured in a number of outlets including The New York Times, the American Urban Radio Network and WNPR’s “Where We Live” blog. Her most recent book is Identity Politics in the United States (2019).

Expertise: Criminal justice, voting rights, political dynamics, mass incarceration, public policy

Location: Hamden, Conn.


Phone: (203) 582-6406

Twitter: @KBDPHD

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