Associate professor Britt Rusert has taken what some would consider a circuitous route to her faculty position in the W.E.B. Du Bois department of Afro-American studies. A published scholar of black literature and culture, Rusert’s first love was biology, which she hoped would lead her to medical school.
An unfortunate (or fortunate as it may be) turn of events led her down a very different road. Says Rusert, “I decided not to go on to medical school after I passed out from seeing blood while I was doing an internship at a local hospital. I thought, ‘I need a different career path.’”
Rusert has been named a 2018-19 Spotlight Scholar. Read more here.