Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Dorothy Brown, Professor of Law at Emory Law School, has been named Pepperdine Law School's Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor for Spring 2019.
Dorothy is the nation's leading critical tax scholar examining race, class, and gender implications of tax policy. Last month, she secured a deal with Crown Publishing Group (a subsidiary of Random House) for a book on The Whiteness of Wealth, which will "investigate how American tax policy enriches white families at the expense of black families in many spheres, including housing, education, investing, and marriage." The book will draw on Dorothy's prior work, including:
- Fighting Racism in the Twenty-First Century, 61 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1485 (2004)
- Pensions, Risk, and Race, 61 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1501 (2004)
- Social Security and Marriage in Black and White, 65 Ohio St. L.J. 111 (2004)
- The Tax Treatment of Children: Separate But Unequal, 54 Emory L.J. 757 (2005)
- Race and Class Matters in Tax Policy, 107 Colum. L. Rev. 790 (2007)
- Pensions and Risk Aversion: The Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Class on Investor Behavior, 11 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 385 (2007)
- Race, Class, and the Obama Tax Plan, 86 Denv. L. Rev. 575 (2009)
- Shades of the American Dream, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 329 (2010)
- Teaching Civil Rights Through The Basic Tax Course, 54 St. Louis L. Rev. 809 (2010)
- Implicit Bias and the Earned Income Tax Credit, in Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law 164-178 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
- Taxing the Body, in The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits 148-159 (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
- Tales From A Tax Crit, 10 Pitt. Tax Rev. 47 (2013)
- The 535 Report: A Pathway to Fundamental Tax Reform, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 1155 (2013)
- Critical Race Theory: Cases, Materials, and Problems (West 3d ed. 2014)
Dorothy is the co-author of a leading federal income tax casebook, Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems, and Materials (West 6th ed. 2016). She has won seven teaching awards over the course of her career.
Dorothy recently served for several years as Emory University's Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Provost.