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Jill R . Brown, PhD

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Jill Brown

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College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
African Studies
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Jill R . Brown, PhD

Professor

Department

Psychological Science

Position

Professor

Books

  • Vulnerable Children: Global Challenges in Education, Health, Well-Being, and Child Rights
    Brown, Jill When All the Children Are Left Behind: An Exploration of Fosterage of Owambo Orphans in Namibia, Africa, p. 185-202 2013
  • Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play
    Tudge, J., Brown, J., Freitas, L. The cultural ecology of play: Methodological considerations for studying play in its everyday contexts, p. 119-137 2010
  • Peer Relationships in Cultural Context
    Edwards, C. P., De Guzman, M. R. T., Brown, J., Kumru, A. Children's social behaviors and peer interactions in diverse cultures., p. 23-51 2006

Articles

  • International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation
    Brown, Jill, McDonald, Colin A., Roman, Fabiola 'The dog and the carrot are both useful to me': Functional, self-referent categorization in rural contexts of scarcity in the Dominican Republic
    3, p. 63-75 2014
  • Journal of Critical Southern Studies
    Brown, J. Morals and maladies: Life histories of socially distributed care among Aaumbo women in Namibia, Southern Africa.
    1, p. 60-79 2013
  • International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation
    Bartholomew, Theodore T., Brown, Jill R. Mixed methods, culture, and psychology: A review of mixed methods in culture-specific psychological research
    1, p. 177-190 2012
  • Psychology and Developing Societies
    de Guzman, Maria Rosario T., Brown, Jill, Carlo, Gustavo, Knight, George P. What does it mean to be prosocial? A cross-ethnic study of parental beliefs
    24, p. 239-268 2012
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
    Brown, Jill Child Fostering Chains Among Ovambo Families in Namibia, Southern Africa
    37, p. 155-176 2011
  • Sex Roles
    Crockett, Lisa J., Brown, Jill R., Iturbide, Maria I., Russell, Stephen T., Wilkinson-Lee, Ada M. Conceptions of Good Parent-Adolescent Relationships among Cuban American Teenagers
    60, p. 575-587 2009
  • Childhood in Africa: An interdisciplinary journal
    Brown, J. Child fosterage and the developmental markers of Ovambo children in Namibia: A look at gender and kinship
    1, p. 4-10 2009
  • Qualitative Health Research
    Brown, J., Sorrell, J.H., McClaren, J., Creswell, J.W. Waiting for a liver transplant.
    16, p. 119-136 2006
  • Culture, Health & Sexuality
    Brown, J., Sorrell, J., Raffaelli, M. An exploratory study of constructions of masculinity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Namibia, Southern Africa
    7, p. 585-598 2005

Presentations

  • First find yourself a good mother: Ethnography and autoethnography of adoption and identity. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Adoption and Culture—Adoption: Crossing Boundaries, Tallahassee Florida. 2014
  • Beyond the single study: A Longitudinal Look at Mixed Methodology throughout the Career of a Researcher. Paper prepared for Society for Cross Cultural Research, Charleston, SC. 2014
  • Who Sleeps by Whom…..Again: A comparative study of developmental timing and the socialization of implicit cultural values Paper prepared for Society for Cross Cultural Research, Charleston, SC. 2014
  • What about the rabbit? Functional reasoning in contexts of scarcity in the Dominican Republic. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Cross Cultural Research, Mobile, AL. 2013
  • 'Vecindario': Latino parents' and adolescents' perceptions of neighborhood boundaries and factors determining neighborhood quality. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2012
  • Parenting into the economy of affection: Practices and values in Northern Namibia. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Cross Cultural Research, Las Vegas, NV. 2012
  • Parental ethnotheories among Aaumbo mothers in a socially distributed care taking context. Poster presented at the 12th European Congress on Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. 2011
  • Parental ethnotheories among Aaumbo mothers in a socially distributed child care context. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. 2011
  • Falling far from the tree: Kinship relationships and health of non relative boys in Namibia. Paper presented at the Medical Anthropological in Global Africa Meeting, Lawrence, Kansas. 2010
  • Memories of child fosterage among Auambo women in Namibia. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lusaka, Zambia. 2010
  • The phenomenological experience of Africans living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and the US. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2010
  • From database to distant place: Using ethnography to supplement Archival data. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2010

State

  • College of Education and Human Sciences International Seed Grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $5,000
    Project Title: Children of Overseas Filipino Workers: Understanding Paths to Positive Outcomes Among the Children Left Behind

  • UNL Office of Research, Minority Health Grant, $10,000
    Project Title: Positive behavioral health outcomes of ethnic minority youth: Ecological and sociocultural determinants

Other

  • eFellowship Recipient

Awards

  • Honorary Alpha Sigma Nu Member
    Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Leigh Minturn Memorial Award for early Career Cross Cultural Research
    Society for Cross-Cultural Research
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
    Gamma Phi Beta

Consulting

  • Principal Investigator
    Working with an international team of researchers to design and implement a mixed methods outcome assessment of technology in rural Uganda.
    Program Evaluation of Computers for Africa
    2010