Brittney Miles is a 2022-2023 Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation & Teaching Fellow of Sociology. Her research focuses primarily on Black girlhoods, specifically related to beauty, embodiment, disability and asexualities. She uses interdisciplinary qualitative methods to prioritize Black women and girls’ critical subjectivities through Black feminist approaches to sociological issues.

Miles is excited to be back at her alma mater. She especially looks forward to supporting the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which was critical to her success as a Kenyon student.

Areas of Expertise

Black Girlhoods, Beauty & Embodiment, Asexualities


2020 — Master of Arts from University of Cincinnati

2017 — Master of Education from DePaul University

2013 — Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College

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