Brown Brian is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish Studies & Culture in the Cultural Studies department at UMass Lowell.

Brian W. Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish Studies & Culture

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
World Languages and Cultures Department
O’Leary Library 520

Research Interests

Spanish language and culture.

Spanish language; Culture of Spain and Latin America; Spanish and Latin American literature; Miguel Cervantes' Don Quijote.


  • Ph D: Romance Languages, (2013), Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Dangerous Novelas ejemplares
  • MA: Foreign Languages – Spanish Literature, (2005), George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Imperialism in Don Quijote
  • BA: Spanish Language and Literature / International Affairs, (1993), Mary Washington College - Fredericksburg, VA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Service (2013), Service, Community - Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

Selected Presentations

  • Imperalismo en ‘El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha’ - V Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, March 2006 - Lima, Peru
  • 1492 and Hispanic Heritage - Hispanic Heritage Month, September 2005 - Norfolk, VA