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Fremion, Brittany



Professor Fremion is an environmental and U.S. historian by training with special interests and expertise in oral history. She joined the faculty at CMU in 2012.

She serves as a coordinator for the undergraduate Public History and History Internship Programs. She is also an advisor for the Cultural Resource Management M.A. This work has given her valuable experience in mentoring students and led to exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement, creative endeavors, and public presentations.

More about Brittany Fremion

  • B.A. from the University of St. Francis, 2004
  • M.A. in Policy History from Bowling Green State University, 2006
  • Ph.D. in History from Purdue University, 2012

Professor Fremion's research focuses on twentieth-century environmental issues and initiatives in the American Midwest. Her most recent research project focuses on one of the largest agricultural disasters and episodes of chemical contamination in U.S. history: the Michigan PBB mix-up. In 2018 she worked with community members and researchers at Emory University and the University of Michigan to create The Michigan PBB Oral History Project, which documents the very personal and often painful memories of PBB contamination.

  • Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force (St. Louis, Michigan)
  • Chair of the workshop committee and board member for the Michigan Oral History Association

Courses Taught

  • Environmental History
  • U.S. History
  • Women's History
  • Oral History