Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
Brian Rouleau, assistant professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, specializes in the nineteenth century history of the United States. His 2014 book, With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire, examines encounters between US sailors and people overseas during the nineteenth century. For his Arts & Humanities Fellowship, Dr. Rouleau will conduct research for a book tentatively titled Empire’s Children: Youth Culture and the Long Nineteenth Century’s Expansionist Impulse, which will investigate the ways in which children became central to imperialism in North America, Africa, and Australia. The Oxford University Press has expressed interest in the project. He is also a 2022 fellow.