Aishia A. Brown, PhD

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Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 E Gray St., Room 025
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5164 (office)

CURRICULUM VITAE


Education

PhD - Texas A&M University (2016) Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences
BS - Texas A&M University (2012) Psychology

Background

Dr. Aishia Brown holds a Ph.D. in recreation, park, and tourism sciences with a concentration in youth development. She also holds a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Africana and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Brown completed her postdoc at the University of Louisville in the School of Public Health & Information Sciences where she engaged in projects that examine the role of the social justice youth development in advancing health equity.

Research Interests

Dr. Brown’s research interests focus on social justice and community youth development. Some of her most recent work examines the connections between community youth engagement, youth-adult partnerships, and recreational healing spaces. Dr. Brown is particularly interested in integrating these youth development frameworks and concepts into public health community engagement approaches.

Publications

Outley, C., Brown, A., Gabriel, M.G., Sullins, A. (2018). The Role of Culture in Out-of-School Time Settings. In Witt, P. & Caldwell, L. (Eds.). Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings. Venture-Sagamore Publishing.

Pinckney, H., Mowatt, R., Outley, C., Brown, A., Floyd, M., Black, K. (2018). Black Spaces/White Spaces: Black Lives, Leisure, and Life-Politics. Journal of Leisure Sciences.

Brown, A., Outley, C., Pinckney, H. (in press). Examining the Use of Leisure for the Sociopolitical Development of Black Youth in Out-Of-School Time Programs. Journal of Leisure Sciences: Special Issue on the Politics of Leisure.

Pinckney, H., Brown, A., Outley, C. (in press). Playing While Black. Journal of Leisure Sciences: Special Issue on the Politics of Leisure.

Brown, A., & Outley, C. (Under Review). The Dehumanization and Adultification of Black Girlhood: Understanding the Importance of Leisure Spaces through Egypt’s Story. Journal of Leisure Sciences.

Selected Conference Presentations

Brown, A., Outley, C. (April 2018). Creating a Culture of Critical Thinking in Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs. 2018 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Brown, A., Ingram, M., Castle, B. (November 2017). Challenges and Triumphs: Applying the Social Justice Youth Development Framework to Public Health. The 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. Atlanta, GA.

Jackson, T., Brown, A., Wendel, M. (November 2017). Does Black History Matter? Exploring Socioecological Motivations that Facilitate Social Movements around Movie Media and Empowerment. The 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. Atlanta, GA.

Brown, A., & Kelly Pryor, B. (February 2017). Urban Recreational Sites as Spaces for Radical Healing. The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2017 Research Institute. Indianapolis, IN.

Kelly Pryor, B., Holston, A., Brown, A. (February 2017). Navigating the Epistemological Lens of White Men: Examining Holes in Leisure Theory. The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2017 Research Institute. Indianapolis, IN.

Outley, C., Brown, A., & Kelly Pryor, B. (September 2016). “Miss They’re All White, They Don’t Understand”: Developing Cultural Competency with Youth Development Majors Through Community Based Service-Learning Experiences. National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Brown, A., Outley, C. (April 2016). Social Justice Youth Development, Radical Healing, and Artistic Expression for Black Youth. 2016 Society for Research on Adolescence Conference Special Poster Session. Baltimore, MD.

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