About Dee Britton

Dee Britton holds a Ph.D Social Science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Her primary research interests focus on the intersection of collective memory and events of trauma. She has written about the commemorations to the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, the remembrances of the attacks on 9/11, the use of memorial parks at sites of mass destruction, and United States Civil War memorials.

Dr. Britton is an Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College and a member of the Memory Studies Association, the International Visual Sociology Association, and the International Sociological Association.

2 thoughts on “About Dee Britton”

  1. Randal Williams said:

    Hello, Dr. Britton. My name is Randal Williams, Randy to my friends. I am working on a doctoral dissertation concerning the dichotomy of the sacred and the profane in early roots music–blues and hillbilly–at Tennessee Technological University. I am interested in the ways in which collective memory affects religious belief, especially more fundamental forms of Christianity. I happened upon your website during the course of my web search of the topic. I was wondering if you might be able to recommend a volume or two on the subject of collective memory (consciousness?)that might help me.

    Thank you, kindly. I am much obliged.


    • There are two excellent resources for an overview of collective memory:
      Olick, Jeffrey K.. Vered Vinitzky Seroussi, and Daniel Levy. 2011. The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford University Press

      Radstone, Susannah and Bill Schwarz (editors). Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. Fordham University Press!

      If you would like to talk, you may reach me at dee.britton@esc.edu. Best wishes!

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