Gloria Browne-Marshall

Fall 2022 Resident Fellow Gloria Browne-Marshall
  • Fall 2022

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a writer, social justice advocate, and full Professor at John Jay College (CUNY) where she teaches classes in constitutional law, race and the law, and gender and justice. Prior to John Jay College, taught at Vassar College and practiced civil rights law for SPLC, Community Legal Services (Philadelphia), and the NAACP LDF.

Always the writer, Gloria has several stage-plays to her credit as well as award-winning short films “Dreams of Emmett Till” and “SHOT: Caught a Soul.” Gloria is the author of “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power,” “The Voting Rights War” and “Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present” among others. Her essays have appeared in The Miami Herald, Milwaukee Courier,,, and She travelled to Angola to work on a docuseries based on her book “She Took Justice.”

Browne-Marshall has given legal commentary on national and international issues for France24, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, WHYY, WVON and other media. Browne-Marshall has presented an intervention before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and spoken on issues of racial justice in England, Wales, Canada, France and across the United States. She is a member of the National Press Club, Dramatist Guild, Executive Council Member of ASALH, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Browne-Marshall is a Book Project fiction writer at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop (Denver), creator of a new animated series "Your Democracy," and recipient of a Pulitzer Center grant.