Brittany Romanello is a doctoral student working under the advisement of professors Takeyuki Gaku Tsuda and Emir Estrada. Her work is broadly centered on understanding the impact immigration policy, discretionary justice, and gender norms have on immigrant mothers' parenting decisions. She is additonally interested in exploring how undocumented status may influence immigrant mothers' access to social capital resources within religious contexts in the United States. Her current project investigates how undocumented Latina mothers in the Mormon Church negotiate their parenting choices and social belonging in pan ethnic Latinx congregations.
immigration, motherhood, identity, intersectionality, social bonds, organized religion, Mormonism
Brittany Romanello, "Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Spaces." Dialouge: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Spring 2020 (in review)
SturtzSreetharan, Cindi, Gina Agostini, Amber Wutich, Charlayne Mitchell, Olivia Rines, Brittany Romanello, and Alexandra Brewis. "“I need to lose some weight”: Masculinity and body image as negotiated through fat talk." Psychology of Men & Masculinities (2019).
"ASU project uses immigration stories to inspire community mural"
"Join the Mural Collaboration Project: Sharing Cross-Generational Immigration Stories" by Brittany Romanello. Nov 2018