PhD Candidate, Political Science


Olivia Britton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department. Olivia’s research explores refugees’ lived experiences, examining the influence of state integrative services on their migration trajectories in Spain, Italy, and Germany. To learn more about Britton’s research and publications, visit her webpage.

In Spring 2023, Britton received a CISS summer mini-grant to further develop her dissertation by conducting a discourse analysis on politicians’ language about integration in mainstream media. Ashley Carhee, an International Relations and Sociology double major, will serve as her research. Learn more in our featured article. As well, Britton received a position in the Ph.D. Summer Internship in the Social Sciences Program, supported by a partnership between the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Office of the Associate Provost of Graduate Affairs, and the Center for Innovation in Social Sciences. During this program, Britton interned with BU’s Center for Antiracist Research (CAR). For more information on this internship and the internship participants, see our featured article here.