Brittney Miles

Brittney Shaniece Miles

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Brittney Miles is a 5th year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, where she is an Albert C. Yates fellow. She has completed the Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UC and her MA in Sociology. Her research interests center Black girlhood, specifically in the areas of sexuality, disability, and embodiment & beauty. She holds a MEd in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University. She recently completed her thesis titled "Black Girls’ Meaning-Making of School Discipline in Cincinnati". She is currently in the early stages of her dissertation exploring Black women and girls' beauty work in fashion, hairstyling, and makeup. She is a recipient of the Taft Dissertation Fellowship and PEO Scholar Award. Follow her on Twitter at @BlkSchlr_BMiles.

Education

MEd: DePaul University Chicago, IL, 2017 (Social and Cultural Foundations in Education)

BA: Kenyon College Gambier, OH, 2013 (Sociology)

MA: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2021 (Sociology)

Graduate Certificate: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2021 (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Research and Practice Interests

Black girlhood - sexuality, disability, and racialized embodiment

Research Support

02-22-2020 UC Graduate Student Government Graduate Student Research Fellowship for the Advancement of Diversity or Interdisciplinary Research Role:Primary Investigator 1500 Active Type:Fellowship

08-01-2018 -05-11-2020 Kunz Center for Social Research Graduate Student Research Support Award Role:Primary Investigator 1000 Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Shaonta' Allen and Brittney Miles (2020. ) Unapologetic Blackness in Action: Black Celebrity Activism and Embodied Resistance .Humanity and Society, , 44 (4 ) ,375

Brittney Miles (2019. ) Theorizing Conscious Black Asexuality through Claire Kann’s Let’s Talk about Love .MDPI Humanities, , 8 (4 ) ,165

Book Chapter

Brittney Miles and Ololade Akinboyede (2020 ) Dear Strong Black Girl Strong Black Girls: Reclaiming Schools in Their Own Image .(pp. 52).New York, Teachers College Press (Co-Author)

Honors and Awards

03-20-2020 3 Minute Thesis - First Place

02-18-2020 Darwin T. Turners Scholar Teaching Impact Award

02-24-2020 Amos Hawley Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

03-12-2020 Marquita McLean Award

04-15-2019 Outstanding Teaching

04-15-2019 Model Citizen

02-23-2021 "Women Who Blazed the Trail" Faculty and Staff of Color Award Recipient

Courses Taught

-SOC-2075 SOCIOLOGY FAMILY

-SOC-2095 SOC BLACK FAMILY

-SOC-1001 INTRO SOCIOLOGY

-SOC-3081 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SOCIOLOGY

-SOC-2043 CONTEM SOC PROBLEMS

-SOC-3070 SOC OF SOC PROBLEMS

Contact Information

milesby@mail.uc.edu