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
- 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