History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Alidadi, Katayoun

Katayoun Alidadi

Katayoun Alidadi joined Bryant University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies specializing in comparative law, human rights and the intersections of law and religion. She has written extensively on these topics, as well as on conflict of laws and employment law. Prior to entering academia, she was a practicing attorney.

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Barrett Litoff, Judy

Judy Barrett Litoff

Judy Barrett Litoff, Professor of History at Bryant University is the author of 14 hardcover books and 8 paperback editions and more than 100 articles, book chapters, and reviews in American women's history.

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Boggio, Andrea

Andrea Boggio

After completing my undergraduate degree in law in Milan (Italy), I earned a doctoral degree in law from Stanford University and completed my post-doc training in bioethics at the University of Geneva. I am the Legal Studies Coordinator and teach courses offered in the College of Arts and Sciences (including the First Year Curriculum), College of Business.

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Bornstein, Ilisabeth

Ilisabeth Bornstein

Ilisabeth Bornstein is a Lecturer in Legal Studies and Pre-Law Advisor. She received her J.D. and her M.P.P. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Yale University. She is also a practicing attorney.

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Bryant, Michael

Michael Scott Bryant

Michael S. Bryant is a Professor of History and Legal Studies specializing in the impact of the Holocaust on the law, human rights, German criminal law, and international humanitarian law. Professor Bryant has worked in the United States and abroad in Holocaust research and education. He received a B.A. from The Ohio State University, a J.D.

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Carter, Gregg

Gregg Lee Carter

Gregg Lee Carter has authored or edited 23 books on contemporary social issues; his research has also appeared in more than a dozen academic journals. He writes on gun violence, social demography, gender roles, and quantitative analysis -- among other topics.

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Ciliberto, David

David John Ciliberto

I have been teaching sociology for the past 36 years. I received my MA.,1979, PhD.,1981 Northeastern University , Boston, MA.

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Copeland, Emily

Emily Copeland

Emily Copeland is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and the Coordinator for the GFCL component of the Freshmen Gateway Program. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Prior to joining academia she worked for a think tank on refugee issues in Washington, DC. She has also worked with NGOs.

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Dietrich, John

John W. Dietrich

John W. Dietrich is a professor of Political Science and Chair of the department. His research and teaching focus on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and human rights. He has published numerous articles and a book on George W. Bush's foreign policy. He has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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Enos, Sandra

Sandra Lee Enos

Sandra Enos, PhD, serves as Associate Professor of Sociology. She joined academia fifteen years ago after a career in public and community service. She earned her B.A. in sociology from Rhode Island, a Master's Degree from Brown University and a doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

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Estey, James

James Roy Estey

James Estey has been teaching history at Bryant since 1964. His degrees are from Cornell University and Brown University where he specialized in modern European history. He is known for his extensive travels to various regions of the world. He currently teaches courses in World History, and in the history of Europe, Russia, Africa, China, and Japan.

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Freiner, Nicole

Nicole Lynn Freiner

Nicole L. Freiner is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bryant University where she teaches courses on Asian politics, Politics of Japan, Environmental Politics, Comparative and Global Politics. Ph.D., M.A. Colorado State University B.A. Alfred University.

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Hall, Colten

Colten Ward Hall

Colten Hall is a Lecturer of Legal Studies. He received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, M.A. in International Politics from American University School of International Service, and B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to joining academia he worked as a Fellow for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Holtzman, Richard

Richard Holtzman

Rich Holtzman is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Political Science Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Holtzman's research and teaching focus on American Politics and he has published on Presidential Rhetoric.

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Hubbard, Harry

Harry Joseph Hubbard

Attended College of the Holy Cross (UG) and University of Rochester (Grad.), Taught at Daniel Webster College and University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Came to Bryant in Jan. 1989 to teach History and Humanities and stayed...

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Joseph, Antoine

Antoine L. Joseph

Faculty Suite B, Room 314 | ajoseph@bryant.edu

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Lokken, Paul

Paul Lokken

Faculty Suite A, Room 18 | plokken@bryant.edu

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Martin, Bradford

Bradford Martin

Bradford Martin has served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since January 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as History Curriculum Coordinator and Program Coordinator within the Department of History and Social Sciences from 2004-2015. He is Professor of History and the author of The Other Eighties.

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McDonnell, Judith

Judith McDonnell

McDonnell is a Professor of Sociology, the former Sociology Coordinator and the current Sport Studies Coordinator. She earned her doctoral degree in Sociology at Brown University and a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University. Teaching is her passion. Most of her courses focus on understanding social inequality and advancing social justice.

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Ronald Washburn

Faculty Suite J, Room 103 | rwashbur@bryant.edu

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