Brittany Romanello

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Brittany Romanello is a sociocultural anthropology doctoral student.  Her work is broadly centered on understanding the impact immigration policy, North American history, discretionary justice, and gender norms have on immigrant mothers' social and economic outcomes. She is additonally interested in exploring how undocumented or unprotected legal status may influence  immigrant mothers' resource accesibility within religious contexts in the United States. Her dissertation project investigates how migrant Latina mothers in the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint) enact personal agency and negotiate social belonging in pan ethnic Latinx congregations. She currently serves as a member of the Womens' Consult on Latter- Day Saint Women in Historical Perspective for the Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, as a active representative for the Association of All Graduate Students (AAGS), and program commitee member for the Southwest Oral History Association.




  • 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, 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 (forthcoming)

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).



Research Activity

"ASU project uses immigration stories to inspire community mural"


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