Irene Q. Brown is an active retired researcher and historian of the School of Human Development and Family Study at the University of Connecticut. She has published numerous articles, papers, and reviews dealing with everything from feminism and friendship to Renaissance education reform. Her research interests include: Family History; Women’s History; Domesticity and Feminism; Marriage Choice; Widowhood; Especially the History of Friendship in England and America, 1650-1850.
She currently resides in Hampton, Connecticut and remains dedicated to her research and service learning in undergraduate education.