Dr. Britton’s primary areas of teaching include core social science courses/studies (quantitative and qualitative research methods, social theory), as well as introductory, advanced and graduate courses/studies in collective memory, social aspects of disaster and perspectives in terrorism.
Dr. Britton’s primary research is the study of collective memory, specifically how national and transnational identities and affiliations are constructed and reconstructed through use of various collective memory spaces, traditions, artifacts and commemorations. As sociopolitical group identity reconstruction frequently occurs during moments of social disruption, her academic exploration has included the study of disasters, terrorism, events of social unrest and war. Her research occupies the intersections of sociology, cultural geography, visual studies, political science and public administration. Dr. Britton is a regular presenter at a number of international conferences including International Sociological Association, International Visual Sociology Association and the Memory Studies Association.