Brittany Romanello

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


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. 




  • M.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • B.A. Spanish for the Professions, University of Nevada- Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
  • Anthropology/ Gender Studies, La Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla Mexico

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Research Interests

immigration, motherhood, Mormonism, identity, intersectionality, social bonds, organized religion


In Review:

Sturtzsreetharan, C.  Agostini, G. Wutich, A. Mitchell, C. Rines, O. Romanello, B. Brewis, A. “’I need to lose some weight:’ Masculinity and body image as negotiated through fat talk.” Submitted to: Psychology of Men and Masculinity (2018)

Research Activity

"Join the Mural Collaboration Project: Sharing Cross-Generational Immigration Stories" by Brittany Romanello. Nov 2018