Andrew G. Britt

History, Digital HumanitiesDivision of Liberal Arts

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Andrew Britt

Andrew G. Britt is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, teaching history and humanities courses. He is a historian of Latin America and a digital scholarship developer with a focus on contemporary Brazil. His courses combine foundational practices of historical inquiry with experimental methods of digital research and public engagement.

Britt’s principal teaching and research interests include: race/ethnicity in comparative perspective; spatial history; popular culture and its producers in Latin America; post-emancipation racial inequalities, especially in Brazil; Afro-Latin America; and collaborative digital mapping. He joined the Division of Liberal Arts following a postdoctoral fellowship in digital humanities at Northwestern University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Best Dissertation in the Humanities (Antonio Candido Prize), Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section
  • Jon M. Tolman Award, Brazilian Studies Association
  • Recipient of both the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship and the International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council
  • Recipient of a 2022 Project Development Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)


  • Latin American Studies Association
  • American Historical Association
  • The Conference on Latin American History
  • Brazilian Studies Association
  • Association for Computers and Humanities
  • Urban History Association


PhD Latin American HistoryEmory University

MA Latin American HistoryEmory University

BA History and EnglishWake Forest University