Areas of Interest:
Nationalism and ethnicity; democracy promotion and citizenship; Military, war, and society; transnational and global ethnography; labor migration; South-Eastern Europe.

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Keith Brown works primarily in the domain of culture, politics and identity. As well as extensive research on ethno-nationalism and the role of national history 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.

Keith Brown studied at Oxford University and the University of Chicago, and then taught at Bowdoin College and the University of Wales before joining the Watson Institute in 1999. He spent 1999-2000 as a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, and 2005-6 as a visiting fellow at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.

Curricum Vitae

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Professor (Research)
Watson Institute for International Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 9604
E-mail: Keith_Brown@Brown.EDU

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On The Web:
Insider Perspectives on US democracy promotion in the Balkans
History repeats itself with US surge plan
Baltimore Drowning- March 2007
Thomas Balmes' Art of Bouleversement
Democracy on the ground
The muabet project
Front Line, First Person: Iraq War Stories (2007)

Brown collaborators:

Collaborators at other institutions:
Paul Nuti, AARP (Formerly country director, Institute for Sustainable Communities)
Ian Cook, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Exeter University

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