Andrew G. Britt

History, HumanitiesDivision of Liberal Arts

Curriculum Vitae
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.


  • 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


PhD Latin American HistoryEmory University

MA Latin American HistoryEmory University

BA History and EnglishWake Forest University