Hera Jay Brown

Hera Jay Brown

Hera Brown is a 2019-2020 Fulbright-Schuman Research Grantee to Belgium, Malta, and Lithuania. Hera graduated as a Baker, College, and Haslam Scholar from the University of Tennessee with a self-designed degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Migration Studies. Hera’s research, work, and advocacy on refugee rights and protections have spanned three continents and taken root with groups like Joseph R. Biden and his Foundation in Washington, D.C., the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Catholic Charities’ Refugee Youth Program in Nashville, Tennessee. Hera will apply a Critical and Systems approach to Immigrant Investor Programs (IIPs) during the Fulbright Grant and hopes to build upon this multi-sited research in the near future with a dual J.D./Ph.D. of Anthropology program.

The Fulbright Schuman Program, administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission awards grants to European citizens to conduct research in the United States and to American citizens to conduct research in the European Union.