During his tenure the organization has achieved numerous legal victories, been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has become the leading source of education and advocacy for combating comics censorship in libraries and schools.
Brownstein is a prolific and sought out lecturer on the history of comics and censorship who has addressed audiences across the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to his work at CBLDF, he also writes extensively about comics; his books include Eisner/Miller, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, and Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy Art on Tour.
He has been featured in documentaries including Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.
In addition to his work at CBLDF, Brownstein serves as chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, on the Board of Directors of the Media Coalition, and is past-president of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
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