Britney Murphy

Advisor: Peter Baldwin

Areas of Interest: Modern American history, Urban history

Bio: Britney Murphy received her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Connecticut in 2018 and is currently working towards her PhD from the same institution. Her area of research interest is twentieth-century United States history. Britney worked in the City of Bridgeport for two years as a Community Needs and Assets Coordinator with AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and in the city’s Office of Neighborhood Revitalization as a Special Projects Assistant. Her article, “The Fall of Mount Trashmore and the Rise of Community Activism,” is her first published work.


Official Publications

  • “The Fall of Mount Trashmore and the Rise of Community Activism: Environmental Justice and the Politics of Inclusion, Bridgeport, CT (1991-Present).” Connecticut History Review, Fall 2018.


Unofficial Publications



  • New England Scholar, 2018 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Arlington, VA: Southern Regional Education Board, October 2018.
  • “The Fall of Mount Trashmore and the Rise of Community Activism,” Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT , November 2017.



  • National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow, 2021.
  • The Connecticut Celebration 350th Scholarship, History Department, 2017.
Britney Murphy, graduate student
Contact Information
Mailing Address241 Glenbrook Road Wood Hall, U-4103, Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationWood Hall, Rm 205
Office HoursEmail for appointment