Brittany Levingston

Leading Edge Fellow (ACLS)

Brittany Levingston is an American Council of Learned Societies Leading Edge Fellow for PA Humanities. She is working on a project celebrating August Wilson and the stories of African American communities in Pennsylvania. She recently received a PhD in English and African American Studies from Yale University. Her research focused on Christianity in African American literature and her dissertation, entitled “In the Day of Salvation: Christ and Salvation in Early Twentieth-Century African American Literature,” explores the way the image of Christ and salvation is utilized by African American authors in the first half of the twentieth century. She was previously the Fellowship Program Manager at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She graduated with a BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, proudly hails from Houston, TX, and aspires to build a career that is centered on Black people, culture, and institutions. In her spare time, Brittany also enjoys reading, listening to R&B music, and cheering loudly during Lakers’ games.

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