I grew up in Massachusetts and California and earned my PhD in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. From 2015-16 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia. I am currently an Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz, where I teach classes on early modern Europe, the history of science, and world history.

I was a co-founder of The Appendix, a journal of experimental and narrative history (2012-15) and continue to write sporadically at my blog Res Obscura (2010-present).


Email: bebreen [at] ucsc [dot] edu

Twitter: @resobscura

My faculty profile at UC Santa Cruz