BrittNEY Frantece (she/her)

Graduate Student
Black and white Headshot of Brittney, dark skin feminine face, with dark lips, full and short curly hair

Contact Information


B.A., Tennessee State University, Nashville, 2013
M.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2017
Curriculum Vitae (141.24 KB)

Brittney Frantece is a writer, artist, educator, curator, and Ph.D. candidate at University of Washington (UW). Her dissertation specializes in Black speculative literary and visual arts. She explores this archive to examine the new ways of thinking, being, and knowledge productions Black imaginations offer. She has conducted workshops, programs, and courses for UW, Seattle Community Colleges, The Northwest School, and Henry Art Gallery-- including Ritual: Form and Function. Her writing has appeared in Variable West, Black Embodiments Studios Journals, Hawai‘i Review chapbooks, and various art writing collections. She curated Black Invention in 3 Parts (2023) at SOIL Art Gallery, Portraits of Ecstatic Feeling: Al Smith Collection (2022) for MOHAI and Queer Imaginations (2021) at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle.

Elizabeth Kerr MacFarlane Scholarship in Humanities, UW 2022
Curator Fellow at Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 2022
Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop at University of Michigan, 2022
Black Opportunity Fund at UW for The Chorus, 2021
Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s BIPOC Graduate Student Curatorial Fellowship, 2021
Mellon Collaborative Summer Fellowship for Public Projects in Humanities, Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2020.