Lucy Claire Britt
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I study political theory, which I teach along with U.S. government. My dissertation focuses on the politics of commemoration and the normative issues surrounding memorials, monuments, and the political aesthetic of our physical environment. By analyzing memorials in Rwanda, the U.S., and Australia, it explores how a political aesthetic might work to counter future mass violence by depicting themes of bodily vulnerability, historical contingency, and solidarity. I also research emotional reactions to political figures and the political impact of Confederate monuments from a political psychology perspective.