Brown, Evan

Field: United States; Advisor: Guridy; Year: 2019

Evan DiPrete Brown is a PhD candidate in US history. He researches the history of sport, especially as it concerns labor, political economy, and social movements. His dissertation examines professional baseball across North America and the Caribbean from the 1940s to the 1960s, following the movement of people, information, and capital as the sport industry underwent a social and economic transformation.

His work has been supported by the Lehman Center for American History and the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library.

Evan holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago. He has also worked in various capacities for university athletic departments and coached sports while teaching history at an independent secondary school.


“Playing on Grassroots: The Anti-Apartheid Movement, Arthur Ashe, and the Sport Boycott,” American Quarterly 75, no. 3 (2023): 633–654.