Her research interests include 20th and 21st Century African American literature, African-American literary history, histories and theories of capitalism, Marxism, black feminisms, and queer theory.
Brittney is also a committed pedagogue. Brittney has taught in multiple educational contexts (both secondary and post-secondary) and is deeply invested in extending education to all who desire it.
She is also the co-founder of the Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective at Princeton University, an organization which aims to increase the visibility of black sexuality studies in the academy and to provide productive and welcoming spaces for junior scholars to share their work amongst an engaged and critically attentive audience. The Collective hosts an annual conference on black sexuality each year. Past keynote speakers have included Professors Kara Keeling, Shane Vogel, Salamishah Tillet, and Saidiya Hartman.