Monday, April 10, 2017

Professor Eleanor Brown Moves to Penn State Law


It was announced today that Eleanor Brown, a leading scholar of property, migration, globalization, development, and the law, will join the Penn State faculty, effective July 1, as a professor of law at Penn State Law, a professor of international affairs in the School of International Affairs (SIA), and a senior scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.

Brown is currently a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School.

“We are delighted to welcome Eleanor Brown to the faculties of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs,” said Interim Dean and Distinguished Scholar in Residence James W. Houck. “Her scholarship and expertise—particularly in the area of migration and immigration law—are a great fit for both schools and bolster our faculties’ considerable strengths in these disciplines.”

“I am thrilled that Eleanor Brown will be joining us at Penn State," said Dean Designate Hari Osofsky, who will become dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs on July 1. "She brings so much to our community as both a scholar and human being. Her cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of property and migration provides important insights into how property ownership influences patterns of success, and her forthcoming book will make a major contribution to these fields. Her work has many synergies in the law school and SIA, and across the University, and I look forward to what we will build together with her.”

Brown’s forthcoming book, to be published by Oxford University Press, roots black West-Indian migrant success in the United States in the early development of property rights among slave communities and the extension of these rights to slave women in the British-colonized Caribbean.


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