MemberLou Roper

…North American Council on British Studies, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, McNeil Center for the Study of Early American History and Culture, American Historical Association….

I am SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York–New Paltz where I teach courses on early American and early modern English history.  I also serve as co-editor of The Journal of Early American History and the related book series, ‘The American Colonies, 1500-1830’, both published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden, the Netherlands.  If you have scholarly work related to early American history (very broadly defined), I would be very interested in seeing it.   I look forward to discussions of the issues addressed in that work but also to learning more about all aspects of early American history and the history of the early modern Anglo-British empire.  

MemberRichard J. Callahan, Jr.

Material histories of religion, emphasizing the work of people in and on the world, stemming from American history and culture through the networks of resource extraction to oceanic spaces and the dark of coal mines. Comparative studies of religion and globalization embedded in those networks, influencing and influenced by the relentless frames of capitalism and “civilization.”

MemberJohn Marquez

I am a historian of Brazil, Latin America, and the Atlantic World, with research speciality in the colonial period. My interests include the histories of slavery, diaspora, law, empire, and race. More broadly, through teaching and research, I am interested in exploring Latin America through a global lens. I received my Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2019. My dissertation, “Freedom’s Edge: Enslaved People, Manumission, and the Law in the Eighteenth-Century South Atlantic World,” explored how enslaved people in Brazil and Portugal used the law to achieve their manumission. My research has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays, the Conference on Latin American History, and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be a Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine.

MemberColin Snider

…American Historical Association (AHA)

Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)

Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Phi Alpha Theta

Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)…
…Ph.D., Latin American History – University of New Mexico

M.A., Latin American History – University of New Mexico

B.A., History, Spanish, and English Literature – Ohio Northern University…

I am Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of Texas-Tyler, with a Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of New Mexico. My work specializes in social movements, military regimes, state-society relations, and human rights & memory in Latin America, with a specific focus on Brazil. I have published articles on education and student activism in the 2013 Brazilian protests, on university autonomy and social mobilization in Brazil, and on defining transitional politics in the 21st century. I have contributed book chapters on  educational demands and student movements in Brazil’s long 1960s appears in the edited volume The Third World in the Global 1960s (Berghahn Books, 2013) and on the dynamics between student activism, religious movements, and political transformation in 20th century Brazil in the edited volume Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II (Catholic University Press, 2016). I am currently at work on a manuscript that uses the Brazilian university system to examine the ways in which the middle class played an increasingly central role in defining the political and social struggles of Brazil in the twentieth century. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin American History, Inter-American Relations, and Native American History. Additionally, he is currently the book review editor for the quarterly scholarly journal The Latin Americanist.

MemberKendrick Oliver

…Professor of American History/Head of History…

Kennedy, Macmillan and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1961-63 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998).

The Memory of Catastrophe (eds Peter Gray and Kendrick Oliver) (Manchester University Press, 2004)

The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory (Manchester University Press, 2006).

To Touch the Face of God: The Sacred, the Profane, and the American Space Program, 1957-1975, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).


‘”The Lucky Start Toward Today’s Cosmology”? Serendipity, the “Big Bang” Theory, and the Science of Radio Noise in Cold War America,’ Historical Studies in the Natur…

I specialise in the history of the United States from 1945 to 1980.  In particular, I am interested in exploring modern American political, social and cultural responses to some of the larger questions of human existence.  This theme links my doctoral work on nuclear diplomacy with subsequent studies of memory and catastrophe, wartime atrocities, crime and punishment, religion and space exploration, and with my current research into the social and cultural history of the ‘big bang’ theory. I currently serve as chair of Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS). I also co-convene the Institute of Historical Research’s North American History Seminar in London.

MemberBrian Hosmer

Brian Hosmer holds the H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at the University of Tulsa, where he teaches a broad range of classes on American Indians, environment, history of the North American West, and “Imagined West.”  An active member of the academy for more than 25 years, Hosmer earned his MA and PhD in Western American History from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in History from the University of Vermont.  At Tulsa, he developed and co-directs the Oklahoma Indigenous Studies Alliance, designed and spearheaded an innovative  faculty-driven teaching and research initiative called “Cultures of the Americas,” co-directs the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and served on the Board of Directors for the Woody Guthrie Center from 2013-17. From 2002-07 he served as Director of The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History (now D’Arcy McNickle Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies) and held a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Chicago. That followed a six-year tenure at the University of Wyoming.  Hosmer’s research considers intersections between economic change and tribal nationhood in 20th century Native America. His publications include American Indians in the Marketplace, Native Pathways (with Colleen O’Neill), Tribal Worlds (with Larry Nesper) and Native Americans and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.  With Larry Nesper he co-edits the book series, “Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies of American Indian Nation Building” (SUNY Press).  He his currently completing two book manuscripts, Working and Belonging on Wind River, and Indians of Illinois, A Concise History.

MemberWilliam Garner

…Graduate Student, M.A. American History…
…Liberty University – M.A. American History (2019-Present)

UNC Chapel Hill – B.A. Peace, War and Defense (2014-2018)…

My name is William Caleb Garner and I am a graduate student at Liberty University in the American history program. Currently, I am an active duty Army Infantry Officer stationed at Fort Benning, GA, at the U.S. Army Infantry School, where I train future Infantry soldiers. I received my Bachelors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Peace, War and Defense with a double minor in History and Military Science. Upon my graduation, I received my commission into the Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. Before I went active duty, I was an active member of the North Carolina National Guard. In total I have served a little over five years in the military and look forward to moving on to another career. While serving as an instructor and executive officer at the Army’s Infantry School, I began my graduate studies online with Liberty University with their M.A. in American History. My current research (and potential thesis) involves George Washington’s General Orders and command policies that dictated revolutionary changes throughout the Continental Army, and how those changes affected the overall performance and outcome of the patriot force.