Phil Brown, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at Brown University, will be presenting a guest lecture at Northeastern University as part of an open classroom with Professor Daniel Faber on contested illnesses and the future of the environmental health movement.

Brown is the Director of the Community Engagement Core of Brown’s Superfund Research Program and the Community Outreach and Translation Core of Brown’s Children’s Environmental Health Center. He is the author of No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, and Community Action, and Toxic Exposure: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement, and co-editor of Social Movements in Health. His newest book is a collection, Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements. His current research includes household exposure to chemicals, chemical policy and regulation, ethics of reporting data to study participants, and health social movements.