Irene Browne

Associate Professor


Associate Professor


Office: Tarbutton 207

Phone: (404) 727-7508


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

550 Asbury Circle
Candler Library 128

Atlanta, GA 30322


Irene Browne holds a joint appointment in Sociology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research areas include labor market inequality, intersections of race, gender and class, discrimination and immigration. One of her current research projects, funded by the NSF, examines how race and gender influence class mobility strategies among middle-class Dominican and Mexican immigrant families in Atlanta. She is also collaborating on a study of immigration laws, with particular attention to how these laws influence Black/Latino relations in the Southeast.  Selected publications include "'Juan Crow' in the Nuevo South? Racialization of Guatemalan and Dominican Immigrants in the Atlanta Metro Area," co-authored with Mary Odem. DuBois Review (2012),  "Understanding Diversity of Atlanta's Latino Population: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and Class," co-authored with Mary Odem.NorteAmerica (2011), "Latinas at Work: Issues of Gender, Ethnicity and Class," co-authored with Rachel Askew in Gender, Ethnicity and Race in the Workplace Volume I (2006); "The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Labor Market."Annual Review of Sociology. co-authored with Joya Misra (2003).