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Brian Rouleau

Brian Rouleau
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Atlantic World
  • 19th-Century U.S.
  • U.S. In the World
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Glasscock 211B
Professional Links
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Brian Rouleau received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and joined the history department at Texas A&M the same year.  He specializes in the history of the nineteenth-century United States, American foreign relations, and childhood. His first book, With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire, explored the role of sailors in connecting the early United States with the wider world. His current book project, titled Empire’s Nursery: Children’s Literature and the Origins of the American Century, traces the importance of youth culture in educating Americans about their nation’s growing global obligations. Rouleau teaches courses on early American history, the American Revolution, the U.S. West, diplomatic history, and the history of children and the family.