Kate Brown

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Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kate Brown is an Associate Professor of History at UMBC.  She is the author of A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard 2004), which won a handful of prizes including the American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History. Prof. Brown’s Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters appeared in 2013 with Oxford University Press.  Currently Prof. Brown is working on a collection of essays called Being There, which explores place and the construction of space as a springboard for histories of communities and territories which have been silenced or destroyed.