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Tony Brown

Incarceration’s hidden wounds revealed

Jun. 6, 2016—There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration may diminish the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it.

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.

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Op-ed: Ferguson is not a special case

Dec. 2, 2014—"Ferguson is not a special case. It’s just evidence that race cleaves our nation, tensions simmer just below the surface, and far too many people who believe in justice are comfortable watching its miscarriage," writes Vanderbilt sociologist Tony Brown for The Conversation.

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Racism expert available to comment on Ferguson

Nov. 19, 2014—Sociologist Tony Brown studies the pernicious and persistent effects of racism in the United States and is available to comment on the issues that have shaped and will continue to shape events in Ferguson, Mo.

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InsideOut of the Lunch Box: The Culture of a Neighborhood

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series – The Culture of a Neighborhood – which took place on September 13. The Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s production of the Tony award-winning play Clybourne Park sets the stage for an open discussion about the culture of neighborhoods and how and...

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A student’s mission to teach others to save lives becomes reality

Jan. 17, 2012—If someone stopped breathing, would you know how to save them? A Vanderbilt senior almost died as a little girl—and was saved by her quick-thinking dad and CPR. As VUCast’s Amy Wolf shows us, that second chance at life propelled Kristen Cattoi into a mission that’s surpassing her wildest dreams.

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Tony Brown thrives on research, teaching, service, learning … oh, and mentoring 290 first-year students

Dec. 2, 2010—Tony N. Brown’s office is in Garland Hall, exactly where one might expect to find a scholar in the College of Arts and Science. But the associate professor of sociology might not be in, as his teaching, research projects and secondary appointments take him all over campus. It’s a good thing he has no real...

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Vanderbilt University study to be most comprehensive look at link between stress and health disparities

Jul. 6, 2010—Vanderbilt University is launching a landmark study in Nashville to look at the role stress plays in the health disparities observed across socioeconomic status and race. The study will seek 1,600 individuals who will be asked to participate in interviews and provide blood and urine samples that will allow the simultaneous assessment of physical, emotional...

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TIPSHEET: An African American has achieved the nation’s highest office – what now?

Nov. 20, 2008—Barack Obama's history-making election to president of the United States has many wondering what does this achievement mean for race relations in America – what now? Is there still need for affirmative action? Is there less racism in America than we might have once thought? Will the Obamas have an impact on African Americans' and others' expectations for and perceptions of family and achievement?

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Hurricane Katrina one year later: Have we learned any lessons?

Aug. 22, 2006—Hundreds of lives could have been saved from Hurricane Katrina's rampage in Louisiana if the powers-that-be had followed their own crisis plans, believed the hurricane experts and communicated to residents in graphic terms the devastation that was coming their way.

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