Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and Instructor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. His research is positioned at the intersection of public policy and organizational theory and examines how federal policies have shaped institutional financial strategies in American higher education. Joshua’s work has been supported by competitive grants from the National Science Foundation, Buckner W. Clay Endowment, and ACUHO-I and has been published in a variety of academic outlets including American Journal of Education, Journal of American College Health, and Journal of Student Financial Aid. His forthcoming book, Capitalizing on College, examines how neoliberal federal policies incentivize universities to financially sustain themselves by pursuing growth strategies that view “students as resources.” Based on interviews with over 150 American college and university leaders, the book chronicles the challenges they face in sustaining missions of access and affordability. Further details about Joshua’s research and distinct style of “visual scholarship” can be found at: