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Brittney Yancy
Assistant Professor of Humanities
School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
General Studies
(860) 913-2130
Office Location
247 Riverside - First Floor
Courses Taught
History 101 - United States History Since 1877
History 112- Tracing the African American Experience
History 310-Social History of American Women
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. My research interests include 20th century United States with a focus in African American history and Gender and Sexuality. More specifically, I study radical social protest, social justice reform, human rights and black women’s radicalism. Since 2008, I've taught courses, lectured and published articles on subjects as varied as Latin American history, African American women’s political culture, civil rights, and African Americans in the Arts. Along with research and teaching, I have a passion of connecting the historical past with the larger community through community programming and public history. I also consider myself a community activist and work diligently with human rights and civic organizations, from UNESCO to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., working towards racial and gender equality. Mentoring and empowering students drives my passion for teaching and research. I work with several local organizations geared to mentoring young adults and specifically, young women of color. Other interests include swimming, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Ph.D., US History, University of Connecticut (Work in progress)
M.A., History, University of Connecticut
B.A., History, Hampton University
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Areas of Interest are United States History, African American History, Women’s History, African American Women’s History, History of Race, Gender and Sexuality, and Social Movements in America
“Latinos in Missouri,” Latino America: State-By-State. (ed.), Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Books Reviewed
Review of Forging Freedoms: Black and The Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston by Amita Myers Southern Historian 34 (Spring 2013): 73-77.
Teaching Philosophy
"I find that my mission as a professor is threefold: to promote critical thinking; to encourage intellectual diversity; and to provide life-long strategies for global citizenship.