Nadia E. Brown

Nadia Brown is professor of government at Georgetown University. She studies identity politics and legislatures, with a focus on Black women. She is the co-author with Danielle Lemi of Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites, Oxford University Press, 2021.  

How Native women in state legislatures are changing politics

From tribal sovereignty to missing and murdered Indigenous women, they’re responding to Native concerns.

California apologized to Native Americans. What comes next is harder.

The California Truth and Healing Council faces big challenges.

How Title IX is undermining college sports

Since 1972, the definition of sex discrimination has expanded beyond what's covered by this breakthrough – but narrow – law.

Why the first Black lesbian senator matters

The appointment of Laphonza Butler isn’t just “identity politics.”

What Feinstein’s trailblazing career taught us

She changed politics – and political science.

How whiteness shapes U.S. immigration policy

Yalidy Matos's new book connects American racial politics and immigration policy.

A transition for TMC (The Monkey Cage): Moving on from The Washington Post

We’re grateful to The Post and excited about our next chapter

Happy 50th anniversary, women’s legislative caucuses! Here’s how to be even more effective.

Black women legislators can point out policy blind spots others might overlook

The U.S. has veered toward — and away from — democracy over time

Our textbook suggests teaching about the Jan. 6 insurrection with this framing.

Black women’s organizing has reshaped the electorate

From Fannie Lou Hamer to Stacey Abrams