Taryrn T.C. Brown

Taryrn T.C. Brown 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Taryrn T.C. Brown

Phone

352-273-4232

Email

Address

PO Box 117648
Gainesville, FL 32611

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About

Dr. Brown broadly examines the interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives of education, both inside and outside of schools. With emphasis on the experiences of minoritized individuals and communities, much of her work emerges from the intersections of issues of race, social class, and gender.
Dr. Brown's interdisciplinary work seeks to promote critical questions that challenge the standard assumptions about the purposes of schools in a democratic society; the role that race, class, and gender play in education; and the importance of understanding critical policy analyses in the context of neoliberalism.
As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Brown's current research and scholarship focuses on Black feminism, narrative analysis, intersectionality, critical race theory, and Black girlhood studies. Her dissertation, entitled "The Emancipatory Act of Utilizing Voice to Challenge the Deficit Paradigm of Teenage Pregnancy: The Narrative Experience of Black Teenage Mothers" explored the lived experiences of Black teenage mothers. This study investigated the impact of deficit discourses on Black teen-mothers' sense of themselves and how they understood their mothering in the context of those social discourses.

Affiliations

  • School of Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative for Equity in Education
  • Education Policy Research Center

Research Interests

Diverse Learners, Gender Issues, Historical Foundations, Inclusion, Mentoring, Mentorship, Multicultural Competencies, Multicultural and Minority Education, Philosophy of Education, Qualitative Research, Race / Ethnicity Issues, Sexuality, Socialization Issues / Social Competence, Sociocultural Perspectives, Socioeconomic Foundations, Theoretical Perspectives

Education

  • Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice, 2018Emphasis in Critical StudiesUniversity of Georgia
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, 2009University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A. in Media Studies and African American Studies, 2007University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, (2019-Present)

Activities and Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, College of Education, University of Florida, (2021)
  • Research Catalyst, Lastinger Center, College of Education, University of Florida
  • Provost Travel and Professional Development Award, College of Education, University of Florida
  • Rotary Deans Service Award, College of Education, University of Georgia, (2017)
  • Women Pioneers in Education Scholarship, College of Education, University of Georgia, (2016)

Selected Grants

Enhancing Access Through Algebra Nation, Phase 2

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • Gates Foundation
Project Period
  • 2021
Award Amount
  • $999,997.54

Enhancing Access Through Algebra Nation, Phase 1

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • Gates Foundation
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $99,785

Matrix of Anti-Racism across the Curriculum (MARC): Building theory and instrumentation to address race across the undergraduate curriculum

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • University of Florida Racial Justice Research Fund
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $60,000

Too Lit to Quit: An Arts and Education Co-Lab to Explore Health, Literacy, and the Academic Achievement Gap in Alachua County schools

Role
  • Senior Collaborator
Funding Agency
  • Creative Campus Catalyst Fund
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $11,000

Black Educators Reading Group of Gainesville

Role
  • Collaborator
Project Period
  • 2019
Award Amount
  • $500

Selected Publications

Presentations
  • Brown, T. (2021). Culturally Responsive Course Design: Humanizing Strategies in Online Course Design. UF College of Education, E-Learning, Technology, and Communications Webinar Series.
  • Brown, T. & Murray E. (2021, April 8 - 12). Navigating a womanist caring framework: Centering womanist geographies within social foundations for black academic survival. [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference.
  • Brown, T. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Naturalized Realities of Deficit Discourses: Black Teenage Mothers' Voices, Hypervisibility, and Schooling [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/voltj6k
  • Brown, T., Busey, C., Coleman-King, C., *Dowie-Chin, T., *Silva, C., *Powers, L., *Acevedo, D. (2020, March 26-29) Black Internationalism: Theory, Research, Policy, and Pedagogy: Examining the Geopolitics of Critical Race Theory in [Global South] Educational Research [Panel Session]. Miami, FL
  • "Unmasking mean girls." National Youth at Risk Conference, Savannah, GA March 2017
  • "Challenging Deficit Discourse: The experiences of black teenage mothers," Institute for Women's Studies: Women and Girls in Georgia Conference, Athens, GA, November 2017
  • "Curricular Invitations for Critical Conversation," National Youth at Risk Conference. Savannah, GA, March 2017
  • "Consumer responsibility: The importance of critical media literacy." Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service, Athens, GA, February 2017
  • "University and Community partnerships" with Tarek Grantham, Nichole Murray, Octavia Spencer, and Veronica Tinsley, Georgia Family Engagement Conference, Athens, GA, November 2016
  • "Shaping a Generation: The educational experiences of black teenage mothers," Graduate and Faculty Conference, Athens, GA, April 2015
Other Publications
  • King, C. & Brown, T. (2021). Something inside so strong: Why every community needs a freedom school, especially now. Gainesville Sun.
  • King, C., Brown, T., Haynes-Thoby, L., & Dowie-Chin. (2021). Dreaming beyond boundaries: Reimagining the role of Black mothers in culturally sustaining pedagogy. Voices in Urban Education.
  • King, C., Brown, T., & Haynes-Thoby, L. (2021). Reclaiming my time: Black mothers cultivating the homeplace in times of crisis. Journal of Teaching and Learning. (accepted)
  • Coes, J. & Brown, T. (2017). Teacher Educators Need Your Help! Education Weekly.
  • Jones, S., Theil, J., Woglom, J., Davila, D., Pittard, B., Brown, T., Zhou, X. & Snow, M. (2016). Childhood geographies and spatial justice: Making sense of place and space-making as political acts in education. American Educational Research Journal Vol. 53 (4) pp. 1126-1158.