Brittany Merritt

Academic Degrees:
Academic Interests:

British Empire, Africa and the Caribbean, imperialism and decolonization, resistance movements, history of medicine and global health.


My research focuses on the ways in which people across the African diaspora challenged the late British Empire, and how colonial medicine was used as a “tool of empire” to pacify resistance to imperialism.

Courses Taught:

“Insecurities of Empire: Struggles over Health Reform in Interwar Barbados,”  Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 18:3 (Winter 2017)

“‘Making His Way to the Heart of India’: British Missionaries, Indian Nationalism, and Religious Belonging in Post World War I India.”  British Scholar 3:1 (September 2010)

Brittany Merritt

CSB Richarda N2
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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Gregory Schroeder 
Chair, History Department
CSB Richarda N1