A native New Orleanian, Brittany Kennedy came to Tulane in 2007 and was named Senior Professor of Practice in 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina, and her research in Modernist Spanish and European culture focuses most specifically on fascism, particularly in a transatlantic context. Her book, Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South, was published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2015. Meanwhile, her most recent research focuses on Basque culture and nationalism as an expression of modernism. She teaches a wide variety of courses in the department, including language, Introduction to Spanish culture, as well as courses on Hispanic literature and film. She is also a Residential Faculty Mentor on campus and a member of the TIDES 2020 faculty.