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ASSISTANT CURATOR

Experience:

Chicago History Museum, Assistant Curator, 2019-present; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Curatorial Assistant, 2018-19; Chicago History Museum, Curatorial Assistant, 2017-18; El Paso Museum of Archaeology, Community Engagement Coordinator, 2015-17; Baltimore Museum of Industry, Museum Educator, 2012-14; University of Maryland College Park, Archaeologist, 2012-13; Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology, Osteology Collection Manager, 2008-09.

Education:

MA, Museum Studies and Historic Preservation, Morgan State University, 2014; BA, Anthropology, Wayne State University, 2009.

As an Assistant Curator at the Chicago History Museum, Brittany specializes in telling Chicago’s diverse stories through the interpretation of Material Culture and Cultural History. Brittany develops exhibition content, conducts research, seeks new acquisitions, and speaks on a variety of Chicago history topics.

Brittany earned her BA in anthropology with a concentration in bioarchaeology from Wayne State University. Her research included diet reconstruction, and the manifestations of work-stress of the enslaved and Late Woodland era populations. She completed additional bioarcheological training at Arizona State University’s Kampsville Bioarchaeology Field School. Brittany earned her MA in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation from Morgan State University. She continued her training at the University of Maryland’s Annapolis Field School. She also worked as an archaeologist with The Hill Project, an initiative focusing on a free-Black neighborhood in Easton, Maryland. Brittany’s research interests include cultural expressions of marginalized people and their connections to urban history, landscape, and public policy.

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