Lucy C. Britt

Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 167


Lucy Britt’s work focuses on the politics of race and the politics of memory. She teaches classes on race and politics, U.S. politics, political theory, and memorials. Her current research focuses on African American political thought, the politics of whiteness, race and housing policy, and Confederate monuments. She comes to Bates from Gettysburg College, where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor, and before that the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she received her MA and Ph.D. She is from Southwestern Virginia and attended Wesleyan University for college.


Current Courses

Winter Semester 2024

GSS 256 / PLTC 256
Feminist Political Thought

PLTC 121
Moral Questions and Political Choice

Fall Semester 2024

PLTC 121
Moral Questions and Political Choice

PLTC 354
Race and the Right to Vote in the U.S.