University of Cambridge (Churchill College)
Ph.D., History, July 2011
Supervisor: Professor Sir Richard J. Evans
University of St Andrews (St Andrews, Scotland)
M.Litt. (distinction on dissertation), Modern History, 2008
California State University, Fresno (Fresno, California)
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Double major in History and Philosophy, 2007
Honors: Dean’s Medal; President’s List
California State University, Fresno
Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism
- Responsible for teaching a 3/3 semester load while maintaining strong evaluations
- Served on one MA thesis committee (Department of History)
- Courses taught: MCJ 105: Newspaper Workshop; MCJ 173: Media Ethics; MCJ 174: History of Mass Media; MCJ 178: New Media Technologies; HIST/MCJ 181: Anti-Semitism from the Medieval to Modern World
Lecturer (Mass Communication & Journalism, History, Political Science)
- Taught a wide variety of classes in three departments simultaneously (usually a 4/4 load)
- Built cross-disciplinary and collaborations between departments
- Maintained high student and peer evaluations
- Courses taught: HIST 129T: Anti-Semitism from the Medieval to Modern World; PLSI 1: Modern Politics; PLSI 140: Approaches to Comparative Politics; MCJ 102W: Reporting; MCJ 105: Newspaper Workshop; MCJ 106: Graphic Design Media; MCJ 178: New Media Technologies; MCJ 191: Internship
Fresno City College
2012-2015 – Adjunct Lecturer, History
- Taught courses in American and European history (ranging between a 1/1 and 3/3 load)
- Maintained highest possible student and peer evaluation standards
- Mentored students seeking to transfer to four-year universities
- Courses taught: HIST 11: U.S. History to 1877; HIST 12: U.S. History from 1877; HIST 15: The British Isles
Churchill College, Cambridge University
2014 – Visiting By-Fellow
- Awarded a visiting by-fellowship to pursue research for a monograph project
Churchill College, Cambridge University
2011 – Supervisor in History
- Prepared and delivered supervisions for Paper 24: The history of the United States from 1865
Carr, Richard, and Bradley W. Hart. The Global 1920s. London: Routledge, 2016.
Hart, Bradley W. George Pitt-Rivers and the Nazis. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Hart, Bradley W. and Richard Carr. The Foundations of the British Conservative Party: Essays on Conservatism from Lord Salisbury to David Cameron. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Torosian, Jeffery M. der and Bradley W. Hart “The Cowboy and the Mountain: Charley Lee Blasingame and Chinese American Interactions in the Sierra Nevada” Pacific Historical Review 85, no. 4 (November 2016).
Hart, Bradley W. and Richard Carr. “Sterilization and the British Conservative Party: Rethinking the Failure of the Eugenics Society’s Political Strategy in the 1930s” Historical Research 88, no. 248 (November 2015): 716-739.
Hart, Bradley W. “The Journal of Contemporary History: Fifty years of change and continuity” Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 4 (October 2015): 738-749.
MacKellar, F. Landis and Bradley W. Hart. “Captain George Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers and the Prehistory of the IUSSP” Population and Development Review 40, no. 4 (December 2014): 653-675.
Hart, Bradley W. “Science, Politics, and Prejudice: The Dynamics and Significance of British Anthropology’s Failure to Confront Nazi Racial Ideology” European History Quarterly 43, no. 2 (2013): 301-325.
Carr, Richard and Bradley W. Hart. “Old Etonians, Great War Demographics and the Interpretations of British Eugenics, C.1914–1939” First World War Studies 3, no. 2 (2012): 217-239.
Hart, Bradley W. “Watching the ‘Eugenic Experiment’ Unfold: The Mixed Views of British Eugenicists toward Nazi Germany in the Early 1930s” Journal of the History of Biology 45, no. 1 (2012): 33-63.
Editorially-Reviewed Book Chapters
Hart, Bradley W. “Orwell and extremist politics in Britain, 1930-49” in Horan, Thomas (ed.) Critical Insights: Nineteen Eighty-Four (Accepted; Forthcoming 2017)
Baird, Gavin and Bradley W. Hart “The Stanford connection: David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement” in Carr, Richard, and Lucy Bland (eds.) Labour, British Society and the First World War (Manchester University Press, Accepted; Forthcoming 2017)
Hart, Bradley W. “Interwar Britain and German Racial Theory” in Rüger, Jan, and Nikolaus Wachsmann (eds.) Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany (Palgrave, 2015)
Hart, Bradley W. “Brave New World and the Twentieth-Century Eugenics Movement” in Booker, M. Keith (ed.) Critical Insights: Brave New World (Salem Press, 2014).
Hart, Bradley W. “Grant, Madison (1865-1937) & Goethe, Charles M. (1875-1966)” in Arnold, Kathleen R. (ed.) Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing, 2011).
Hart, Bradley W. “Laughlin, Harry Hamilton (1880-1943)” in Arnold, Kathleen R. (ed.) Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing, 2011).
“Review: Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era by Thomas C. Leonard” Population and Development Review (forthcoming)
“Review: The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries ed. Marius Turda” Council for European Studies Reviews and Critical Commentary Forum, September 2016.
“First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell” Reviews in History, May 2016,
“Britain, Germany and the Road to the Holocaust: British Attitudes towards Nazi Atrocities by Russell Wallis, London, New York: I. B. Tauris, 2014, pp. 328, £62, 178076345X” European History Quarterly, January 2016 46, no. 1: p. 196-8.
“Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans, eds, Racial Science in Hitler’s New Europe, 1938–1945, University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, NE, 2013; 416 pp.; 9780803245075, $50.00 (pbk)” European History Quarterly, April 2015 45, no. 2: p. 405-6.
“The Eugenics Society digital archive, part of ‘Codebreakers: makers of modern genetics’, The Wellcome Library, London” Medical History, January 2014 58, no. 1: p. 140-142.
“Pan-European Eugenics” (Review of Marius Turda, Modernism and Eugenics) Patterns of Prejudice, March 2013 47, no. 2: p. 187-189. (quoted by publisher in promotional materials).
“Sheldon Rubenfeld (ed.), Medicine After the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), pp. xxii + 233, £25.00, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-230-62192-3.)” Medical History, January 2012 56: p. 115-117.
“Francis Yeats-Brown and the Early Popularization of Yoga” presented at Yoga (R)evolution: Interrogating Possibilities and Practices Conference in Berkeley, California, 10 April 2015
“Captain George Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers and the Origins of the IUSSP” presented at the European Population Conference 2014 (EAPS) in Budapest, Hungary, June 2014
“The marketplace of eugenic ideas, transnational organizations, and the role of philanthropy” Presented at 24th annual 2013 International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, UK, 24 July 2013
“Racial History: Using the Humanities as the Foundation for International Eugenics” Presented at “Concepts of ‘Race’ in the History of the Humanities”, Bucerius Institute, University of Haifa, Israel, 26-28 October 2010
“The International Roots of Exclusion in the Volksgemeinschaft” Presented as part of a panel on “Origins, Processes, and Effects of Exclusion from the Volksgemeinschaft” at German History Society Annual General Meeting 2010, University of Manchester, 17 September. Also presented at Modern European History Workshop, Cambridge University Faculty of History, 19 November 2010
“Eugenics, Medicine, and the Political Process in the United States and Great Britain, 1900-1950” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 1 May 2010
“Public and Private Memory of the First World War and the British Eugenics Movement” Presented at the 29th conference of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History, University of Porto, 13-14 November 2009
“Curbing the Unfit: Eugenicists and the International Sterilisation Movement in the Early 1930s” Presented at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction 5, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University, 30 October 2009
“International Eugenics: Reexamining the Relationship between British and German Eugenicists prior to the Second World War” Presented at the XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, 1 August 2009
“George H.L.F Pitt-Rivers, the Aristocracy and the Temptations of Nazism” Invited talk at Churchill College, Cambridge, 18 January 2016
“George Pitt-Rivers and the Nazis” Invited talk at California State University, Fresno, 12 November 2015
“Reevaluating Nazi Sympathizers in Britain during Appeasement and World War II” Invited talk at Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, California State University, Fresno, 22 October 2013
“Designing the Next Generation: Eugenics and Its Lessons for Today” Invited talk at Clarkson University as part of Arts and Science Seminar Series, 9 November 2010
“Country Squires and Nazis: The British Far Right and the Challenges of the Interwar World” Invited talk at Churchill College History Society, 19 October 2010
“Controlling Evolution: The International Eugenics Movement 1900-1939” Invited talk at the Fitzwilliam Historical Society, 29 January 2010 and as part of the Churchill Academic Seminar Series, 23 January 2010
Honors and Awards
Visiting fellowship, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin (dates not yet finalized)
By-fellowship, Churchill College, Cambridge University, Easter 2014 term
Stanley Baldwin Fund, Cambridge University: 2010-2011 research studentship
National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 2-year post-doctoral research grant, in collaboration with Dr. Dorothy Porter, University of California – San Francisco, 2010 (unsuccessful)
American Association for the History of Medicine: Travel bursary to present at annual meeting, 2010
Sir John Plumb Charitable Trust: Research travel grant, 2010
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Funding: Short-term grant for research toward the doctoral thesis, 2010
Dean’s Medal: Award given upon graduation to the most outstanding student in each college of the university at California State University, Fresno, 2007
Henry Chen Scholarship: An award given for historical research on Sino-Soviet policy and affairs at California State University, Fresno, 2007
Article editor, SAGE Open (2015-present)
Proposal and manuscript reviewer, Bloomsbury Academic Press (2015-present)
Manuscript peer reviewer, Historical Research, Contemporary European History (2015-present), Comillas Journal of International Relations (2014-present)
Editorial advisory board, Comillas Journal of International Relations, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain (Editor: Dr Emilio Sáenz-Francés) (2014-present)
Book reviewer, European History Quarterly (2013-present), Reviews in History (2015-present), Council for European Studies Reviews and Critical Commentary Forum (2016-present)
Dissertation Reviews, “A review of British, German, and American Eugenicists in Transnational Context, c. 1900-1939, by Bradley W. Hart” reviewed by by Alison Bateman-House, Columbia University.
President, The Phoenix Society, Churchill College, Cambridge, 2010-2011
Co-organizer and co-convener, “Conservatism Today and Yesterday” Churchill College, Cambridge, 26 November 2010, featuring an evening keynote address by Sir John Major (received front-page coverage in The Telegraph and BBC News online)
Co-organizer and co-convener, “Science, Medicine and the Study of Human Difference, 1800-1945” International Conference: Churchill College, Cambridge, 22 June 2010, funded by the Faculty of History and the Trevelyan Fund
Research assistant to Tilar Mazzeo (Colby College) for The Secret of Chanel No. 5 (2010 – credited in introduction) and The Hotel on Place Vendome (2014 – credited in introduction)
Graduate Representative, Churchill Archives Centre Committee, 2009-2011
Churchill College MCR Committee Officer (External Events Officer, Senior Advisory Officer)
Co-Convener, Modern European History Workshop, Faculty of History, Cambridge University, 2009-2011
California State University, Fresno – Departmental Service
Department budget committee (2015-present)
Department assessment coordinator (2015-present)
Department web operations committee (2015-present)
Department research committee (2015-present)
Institutional Review Board (IRB) (2015-present)
Search committee, advertising/strategic communication faculty search (2014-2015 academic year; revived for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017)
Curriculum task force, journalism option (2014-present)
Faculty adviser, The Collegian, 2012-2014 (won 7 statewide awards from California College Media Association in 2014; 2015 – 9 awards; 2016 – 13 awards)
Interim director, department internship program (spring 2014)
California State University, Fresno – College of Arts & Humanities Service
Program director, London study abroad (May-June 2016)
Honors program committee (2014-present)
International education committee (2014-present)
California State University, Fresno – University Service
Competition judge, Graduate Research Symposium (2016)
Equal Employment Officer (EEO) designee, Department of Political Science law and politics search (2015-2016 academic year)
Information literacy signature assessment committee (2015-present)
Signature assessment exercise committee, logical reasoning and argumentation assessment (2015)
College of Arts & Humanities representative, graduate curriculum committee (2015-present)
Advised successful applicants for first-ever Gates Cambridge Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship winners from California State University, Fresno (2013-2015)
Advised successful applicants for graduate programs at UC Santa Cruz, Johns Hopkins University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics (2014-16)
Academic Adviser, Young Americans for Liberty, 2016-present
Academic Adviser, Scholastics (academic student society), 2015-present
Academic Adviser, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, 2013-present
MeTV, Fresno, CA “Connect with Me”, 21 December 2015, appearing during the ‘ask an expert’ segment of a talk show discussing current events.
MeTV, Fresno, CA “Connect with Me”, 11 August 2014, appearing during the ‘ask an expert’ segment of a talk show discussing current events.
MeTV, Fresno, CA “Connect with Me”, 13 February 2013, appearing during the ‘ask an expert’ segment of a talk show discussing U.S. and world politics.
MeTV, Fresno, CA “Connect with Me”, 23 December 2013, subject of a talk show interview about the publication of Foundations of the British Conservative Party.
ConservativeHome, “The Conservatives will have to reassess their attitudes towards market intervention” (with Richard Carr), 29 2013, co-wrote a blog entry examining the Conservative Party’s views on economic interventionism.
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA “Fresno State stuck with t-shirt typo”, 26 November 2013, subject of an interview about a grammatical error in a public venue.
The Sanger Herald, “New initiative aims to turn back the clock on Measure L”, 7 March 2013, interviewed as part of a story focusing on a local political issue.
The Fresno Bee, “Fresno State grad makes history in England”, 19 May 2011, interviewed as part of a story about the discovery of the George Pitt-Rivers papers and a profile of my research.
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA “Fresno native uncovers Nazi artifacts”, 19 May 2011, subject of a story about the discovery of the George Pitt-Rivers papers.
The Daily Mail Online, “Revealed: The photographs and letters which expose Winston Churchill’s relative’s descent into Nazism”, 18 May 2011, subject of a story about the discovery of the George Pitt-Rivers papers.
German – Proficient in written and spoken
English – Native speaker
Life Member, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Academic Member, The Churchill Centre, 2011-2014
European Association of Population Studies (EAPS), 2014-2015
American Association for the History of Medicine
History of Science Society
British Society for the History of Medicine