Dr. Brown specializes in twentieth century America with an emphasis on the American South; her research interests include civil rights, legal, and state history. She is the author of Standing Against Dragons, Three Southern Lawyers in an Era of Fear-1945-1965 (Louisiana State University Press, 1999). She has written several journal articles and two of her essays were published in 2004 as chapters in books from the University Press of Florida and the University of Alabama Press. She presents scholarly papers at regional and national conferences and writes book reviews for history journals. In 2000 she participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for University Faculty at Harvard University and she has been awarded a fellowship by the Gerder Lehrman Institute for American History in New York for 2006. In March, 2006, she presented a paper on her most recent research, about organized southern resistance to the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s, at the Oxford Education Round Table in England.