Brittany earned a PhD in History and Women’s Studies with a specialization in Latin American History from the University of Michigan in 2018. Her research, studies, writing, and activist work focus on the relationship between education, human rights, history, trauma, and intergenerational transmission. Her dissertation, “Children Lost, Children Found: Literature, Education, and Memory in Transitional Argentina" (1982-2001) took up all of these themes. She hopes that her work will help people to understand the importance of stories in cultural formation and the role that different people and groups play in highlighting or suppressing certain narratives.
Brittany is a passionate educator, writer, and activist. She has spent time in Brazil (doing language study) and Argentina (doing research) and has a deep love and respect for South American society and culture. She taught classes at the University of Michigan for several years and has been an advocate for educational access and human rights. She believes the compassion, conversation, and cultural sensitivity are essential to building meaningful connections between people.
In her free time, Brittany loves reading (she has a weakness for Spanish-language historical romances), dancing, cooking, and sharing stories over a strong cup of coffee. She recently moved from Philadelphia to California. Working with Mosqoy is a dream come true for Brittany, who is excited to join an organization that has built its activism around collaboration, sustainability, and cultural and historical contextualization.