Director, Brown International Advanced Research Institutes
Associate Professor (Research), Watson Institute for International Studies
Keith Brown studied classics at Oxford University and anthropology at the University of Chicago, and then taught at Bowdoin College and the University of Wales before joining the Watson Institute in 1999. He works primarily in the domain of culture, politics and identity. As well as extensive research in the Balkans, his more recent work explores how different transnational processes--including labor migration, democracy promotion, and commodity production--contribute to people's sense of long-distance connection, and new forms of citizenship and belonging. He is committed to collaborative research and learning that involves scholars and practitioners working in different professions and academic disciplines.