Lucy Britt is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, focusing on American politics and political theory. At Gettysburg, she teaches courses in introductory American government, race and politics, feminist political theory, and research methods. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and her B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Her research centers on race, memory, and politics, especially the politics of memorials and other forms of commemoration. Her research explores memorials that commemorate the victims of historical violence like the Rwandan Genocide, colonial violence against Indigenous Australians, and slavery in the U.S. South. She also researches the political impacts of Confederate monuments and the possibilities and limitations of white anti-racism. Finally, she publishes research on teaching and learning in the political science classroom.
In the classroom, Professor Britt is committed to an inclusive environment that fosters respectful disagreement and honors a diversity of experiences through engagement with course content that centers voices from marginalized groups. From games and simulations in her American Government course to a walking tour of Gettysburg in her Race and the Right to Vote in the United States course, she centers engagement and active learning.