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.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mary Anne K. Clarke
  • Ethan Dugas
  • Burton Van Name Edwards
  • Jeffrey Hamill
  • Curtis Holland
  • Gail Mohanty
  • Alicia Sansone
  • Shahram Shadbash
  • Kristin Taylor-Costello
  • Terrance N. Turner
Bryant, Michael

Michael Scott Bryant

Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite C, Room 234
Ph D, The Ohio State University
MA, The Ohio State University
JD, Emory University
MTS, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
BA, The Ohio State University

History of the Holocaust; history of international humanitarian law; world history of war crimes; world history of law; anthropology of law; ethics

History of Law, Ethics, World History, International Humanitarian Law, Critical Theory, Human Rights, German History, Law and Society, Modern European History, History of the Holocaust

  • Austrian Research Center for Post-War Trials Advisory Board
  • Board of Editors, Human Rights Review
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • German Studies Association
  • Member, Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • The American Historical Association
  • The American Society of Nationalities
  • American Friends of the Documentation Center of the Austrian Resistance
  • New England Regional World History Association
  • International Association of Criminal Law
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Organizing Committee, “Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials (1945-2015)”
  • 2016, Research and Publication Award
  • 2014, Book of the Year Award
  • 2014, Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
  • 2010, Visiting Scholar, Cornell University
  • 2009, Senior Specialist Grant
  • 2008, Silberman Followup Grant
  • 2006, Summer Research Stipend
  • 2006, TransCoop Grant
  • 2005, Eugene M. Kayden University Press of Colorado Book Award
  • 2000, Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1999, Dissertation Grant
  • 1996, Eugene Roseboom Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Bryant, M., “American Military Justice from the Revolution to the UCMJ: The Hard Journey from Command Authority to Due Process”, Creighton International and Comparative Law Journal .

Bryant, M., “Eichmann in Jerusalem—and in West Germany: Eichmann Trial Witnesses and the West German Prosecution of Operation Reinhard Crimes, 1958-1966”, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Bryant, M., Review of John Cox, To Kill a People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century, World History Connected, 2017.

Bryant, M., “German Courts in the Maelstrom of Criminal Guilt: the Career of Functional Liability in Nazi death camp trials, 1963-2016”, 2017.

Bryant, M., “The Death Camp as a Criminal Organization. Theories of Systemic Criminality in Nazi Death Camp Trials, 2017.

Bryant, M., A World History of War Crimes: From Antiquity to the Present, 2015.

Bryant, M., A World History of War Crimes: the Law of War from Antiquity to the 21st Century, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Bryant, M., Eyewitness to Genocide, University of Tennessee Press, 2014.

Bryant, M., International Criminal Court, Sage, 2013.

Bryant, M., The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, Sage, 2013.

Bryant, M., Torture, ABC Clio, 2013.