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Kimberley Brown

Kimberley Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of Applied Linguistics and International Studies

Co-author of Introduction to International and Global Studies
(UNC Press, 2011)


About Kim Brown


"A dedicated Midwesterner (Chicago and the Twin Cities), I love the cold.  My academic and personal interests lie in the intersection between language and culture.  I believe in the power of a strong liberal arts education. I am a generalist and feel most at home teaching the Introduction to International Studies course, various colloquia, and culminating senior seminars. Recent seminar topics have included Linguistic Human Rights and Food Security.


 My foreign language profile includes fluency in French and Farsi.  I lived in Iran from 1978-1981 (revolution, hostage crisis, Iran-Iraq war).  My passport got sent to the US Embassy from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the day the Embassy was taken over. I fall into that broad Portland category “Foodie,” and can get instantly distracted by almost anyone or anything linked to tea, chocolate, and the healing properties of foods.  I have walked in two marathons and recommend running.  I now restrict myself to walks under ten miles in length!"



International development education, food commodity chains and the trail of chocolate, tea, and coffee.

UCB 335L


Winter 2017

Office Hours:

Wednesday 1100-1200

Thursday 1600-1700

Or by appointment

Current Curriculum Vitae

Applied Linguistics Profile

Courses Taught:

  • Intl 201 Introduction to International Studies
  • Intl 407 Senior Seminar (with topics such as Linguistic Human Rights and Food Security/Food Insecurity)
  • Intl 471 Understanding the International Experience