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Andrew G. Britt

I am a historian of modern Latin America and a digital scholarship developer. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University. My research is based in the city of São Paulo, Brazil - a frenetic, magnetic metropolis of more than 20 million. I completed my PhD at Emory University in 2018, and I am revising my book manuscript, “I’ll Samba Someplace Else”: Planning Dislocations in Ethnoracial São Paulo, 1930s-1980s. In my digital work I am especially interested in collaborative mapping as a means to reconstruct buried places sacred to Afro-descendants throughout the Americas.


Co-Author, “Pauliceia 2.0: A Computational Platform for Collaborative Historical Research,” Proceedings XVIII GEOINFO, December 4th-6th, 2017, Salvador, BA, Brazil, 28-39.

Invited Reviewer of John F. Collins, Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy, H-LatAm, Special Edition on Race in Brazil.

Contributing Author and Assistant Editor, Matthew Gutmann and Jeffrey Lesser, eds. Global Latin America: Into the Twenty-First Century (UC Press, 2016).

Digital Humanities

Researcher and Developer, "Seeking Displacement: Remapping São Paulo's Geographies of African Descent"

Researcher, Pauliceia 2.0: A Spatiotemporal Platform for the Digital Humanities

Research Fellow, Voyages: the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Project Developer, Windows into English Avenue and Vine City


Bulldozed: São Paulo and Chicago, Spring 2019 (Northwestern University)

Hitchhiking the Atlantic, Spring 2015 (Emory University) and Winter 2019 (Northwestern University)