Senior Research Scholar and Director of Programs, Forum for Scholars and Publics (Forum @ FHI)
As Senior Research Scholar and Director of Programs for the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Margaret “Lou” Brown advocates for, develops, and supports interdisciplinary program development and community engagement. She holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also taught and developed education and outreach programs in Anthropology, American Culture Studies, Social Thought and Analysis, and the Center for New Institutional Social Sciences. Prior to helping launch the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke, she coordinated the academic programs for the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Certificate Program and the Ethics Certificate Program and managed education and outreach programming for the Kenan Institute for Ethics. She enjoys working with students, faculty, and community members to develop models for integrating student learning, research, and public outreach, and has collaborated on a variety of projects in Madagascar, the United States, and Nepal.