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.


Mohanty, Gail

Gail Mohanty

Adjunct Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite H

Initially worked within the field of Public History at the Insurance Company of North America corporate museum and Elphreth’s Alley Association in Philadelphia, Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham and Slater Mill Historic Site. Concurrently taught at Framingham State College, Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth prior to coming to Bryant University as an adjunct professor. Have published several articles, book chapters and one book on early industrialization in RI and Massachusetts. I received the Samuel Eleazer and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize from the Society for the History of Technology.

“History of American Technology” “History of Modern Science” “U.S. History 1865 to the Present”

History of American Technology with particular interest in New England American Labor History Textiles and Pre-industrial textile manufacture American Quilts, quilting and quilters