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Marisol Brito

  • Associate Professor

Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts, Philosophy
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Recent and upcoming courses

Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Biography

Dr. Marisol Brito is a teacher, a parent, an activist, and a philosopher.

Brito's daughter likes to say, "My mama is a doctor, but not the kind that helps people." Brito kindly disagrees: critically and curiously thinking about the world, our place in it, and our relationships to ourselves and others is part of our health and wellbeing.

A few facts about Brito:

*Brito's research and classes focus on education, race, age and gender.

*Brito has lived and worked many places around the globe, including Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, China, and France.

*Brito firmly believes that your voice is important and looks forward to learning with you.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Brito, M., & Fink, A. (2021). Learning from early childhood education: Higher ed and the process of becoming. In C. Friend (Ed.). Hybrid Teaching: Pedagogy, People, and Politics. Press Books.* **
  • Brito, M., Fink, A., Friend, C., Heidebrink-Bruno, A., Moe, R., Shaffer, K., Robin, V., & Wharton, R. (2020). Love in the time of peer review. In J. Stommel, C. Friend, & S.M. Morris (Eds.). Critical Digital Pedagogy. Press Books. https://cdpcollection.pressbooks.com/chapter/love-in-the-time-of-peer-review/

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • VeLure Roholt, R., Fink, A., & Brito, M. (In Process). Making rights real: Digital silencing and freedom of expression.*
  • Fink, A. & Brito, M. (2020). Real Big Data: How we know who we know in youth work. Child & Youth Services. p. 1-29. Retrieved from URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/0145935X.2020.1832888
  • Brito, M., Fink, A., Friend, C., Heidebrink-Bruno, A., Moe, R., Shaffer, K., Robin, V., & Wharton, R. (2016). Love in the time of peer review. In C. Friend (Ed.). Challenging Our Pedagogy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s Editor’s Picks, Special Edition. Retrieved from URL: https://hybridpedagogy.org/challenging-pedagogy/
  • Brito, M. & Fink, A. (2016). Learning from early childhood education: Higher ed and the process of becoming. In C. Friend (Ed.). Challenging Our Pedagogy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s Editor’s Picks, Special Edition.** Retrieved from URL: https://hybridpedagogy.org/challenging-pedagogy/
  • Brito, M., Fink, A., Friend, C., Heidebrink-Bruno, A., Moe, R., Shaffer, K., Robin, V., & Wharton, R. (2014). Love in a time of peer review. Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology. Retrieved from URL: https://hybridpedagogy.org/love-time-peer-review/
  • Brito, M. & Fink, A. (2013). Learning from early childhood education: Higher ed and the process of becoming. Hybrid Pedgaogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology. Retrieved from URL: https://hybridpedagogy.org/learning-from-early-childhood-education-higher-ed-and-the-process-of-becoming/

Academic Blog Posts

  • Brito, M. (2020, Dec. 1). Philosophy has been whitewashed. MELUSblog: Pedagogy and Multiethnic Literature. Retrieved from URL: https://melusteachingblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/01/philosophy-has-been-whitewashed/
  • Brito, M. (2013). Learning more than we are taught: Technology as a mirror on higher education. Techniques in Learning and Teaching, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota. Retrieved from URL: https://uminntilt.com/2013/04/30/learning-more-than-we-are-taught-technologies-as-a-mirror-on-higher-education/
  • Brito, M. (2013). Advice from a luddite: A pedagogy how to. Keep Learning: Learn, Teach, Share. (PDF available upon request.)
  • Brito, M. & Fink, A. (2012). Learning from early childhood education: What higher ed might be overlooking. Techniques in Learning and Teaching, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota. Retrieved from URL: https://uminntilt.com/2012/04/23/learning-from-early-childhood-education-two-pedagogy-nerds-contemplate-what-higher-ed-might-be-overlooking/

Book Reviews

  • Brito, M. (2021). The Routledge handbook of epistemic injustice [Review of the book The Routledge handbook of epistemic injustice, by Ian James Kidd, José Medina, & Gaile Pohlhaus Jr.]. Essays in Philosophy.
  • Fink, A. & Brito, M. (2020). Constructing digital cultures: Tweets, trends, race, and gender [Review of Constructing digital cultures: Tweets, trends, race, and gender, by Judith E. Rosenbaum]. The Information Society Journal. Retrieved from URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ZHJXA2YIAMTHN78DKDTI
  • Brito, M. & Fink, A. (2017). Civic media: Technology, design, practice [Review of the book Civic media: Technology, design, practice, by Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis]. The Information Society Journal, 33(2), p. 98-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2016.1271674