Obituary: Dr. Karen McCarthy Brown

 

Karen McCarthy Brown died on March 4, 2015. She was professor emerita of the anthropology and sociology of religion at Drew University, where she taught from 1976 until her retirement in 2009. She was the first tenured woman on the Theological School faculty, and the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor. Brown was a tireless advocate to increase racial, ethnic and national diversity among the Theological School faculty as well as to achieve gender parity in the faculty.