Andrew G. Britt

Assistant Professor, HistoryDivision of Liberal Arts
Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Britt

Andrew G. Britt 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 received his Ph.D. from Emory University and joined the Division of Liberal Arts following a postdoctoral fellowship in digital humanities at Northwestern University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.


  • Former instructor, “Hitchhiking the Atlantic” and “Bulldozed: São Paulo and Chicago,” Northwestern University, 2019
  • Former instructor, “Hitchhiking the Atlantic,” Emory University, 2015

Career Highlights

  • Recipient of both the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship and the International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council
  • Working as a research fellow on pioneering collaborative digital humanities projects, including Voyages: the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database and Pauliceia 2.0

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


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


Ph.D. Latin American HistoryEmory University

M.A. Latin American HistoryEmory University

B.A. History and EnglishWake Forest University