The Whole U publication has featured Prof. Michael Brown in its weekly article, Faculty Friday. Click here to read more about Prof. Brown and his artistic approach to understanding his field of research.
They write: Brown researches the geography of gender, sexuality, and the gay and lesbian community (he’s also an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies). Along with UW Tacoma Professor Larry Knopp, his current work looks into Seattle’s gay and lesbian population during the pre-AIDs era.
While his paintings of Seattle are geographically related to aspects of his research, they serve a different purpose for him.
“The painting is trying to think of Seattle as my home, as a place where I live,” he said. “With the research being historical, it’s trying to understand what this place I live used to be like.”