Brendon Gray Floyd

Brendon Floyd
PhD Student
573-
Advisor
Jay Sexton
Research Area
Atlantic World, Irish-American History, Age of Revolution
Education

Associate: Community College of Vermont 1998-1999

BA: Johnson State College 2004-2007

M.Ed: Johnson State College 2007-2009

MA: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2016-2018

Bio

Outside of my personal research, I am also working on a digital humanities project called The Haskell Monroe Collection: Life in the Confederacy. It seeks to digitalize, catalog, and provide access to the extensive resources relating to the Civil War Era South compiled by Professor Haskell Monroe. This project provides scholars, educators, and students with a first-hand window into life in the Old South, as well as continues to advance Professor Monroe's passion for education and historical research. This project is made possible through a partnership between the Monroe family, the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the University of Missouri Libraries, and the History Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. We hope to have the website live by early to mid-March 2021.

 

Research Interests

I study the Irish in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1776-1848) with a focus on the United States. I am specifically interested in exiled United Irishmen and their networks, activities, ideology, and political culture framed through anti-imperialism rather than nationalism.

Recent Publications

Lippard, George. Legends of Mexico. Edited by Bredon Floyd et al. Hasting, NE: Hasting College Press, 2019.

Floyd, Brendon. 2019. "Godfrey, Benjamin (1794-1862)" Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois. https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/benjamin-godfrey/

Floyd, Brendon. 2018. "The Madison County Tuberculosis Sanitarium" Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois. https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/the-madison-county-tuberculosis-sanitarium/

Floyd, Brendon. 2017. "Join James Monroe on his Procession through Philadelphia Published blog through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania" - https://hsp.org/blogs/fondly-pennsylvania/join-james-monroe-his-procession-through-philadelphia

Floyd, Brendon. 2017. "Book Review of Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the American With Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority its Rights by Lennard J. Davis." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Legacies 32.

Floyd, Brendon. 2017. "Book Review of No Right To Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s-1930s by Sarah F. Rose." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Legacies 32.

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

Haskell Monroe Graduate Fellow in Civil War Era History 2019-

 

The Jean Palmegiano Award for Outstanding International/Transnational Journalism History Research Paper

  • American Journalism Historian Association Conference 2020: "From Nationalism to Imperialism: Musgrave, Burk, and the Irish Rebellion of 1798"

2018 Best Conference Paper by a Non-CMU Student at the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference at Central Michigan University

  • Paper title – "The Worst Kind of Democrats This Side of Hell": John Daly Burk, The United Irishmen, The Federalist Party, and American Identity in the Early Republic  

2018 Weiss History Award for Best Graduate Student Research Work.

  • Paper title – "Exploring the Expression of Value." 

Honorable mention for The Jean Palmegiano Award for Outstanding International/Transnational Journalism History Research Paper

  • American Journalism Historian Association Conference 2017

George & Charlotte Domke Award for Exceptional Academic Achievement

  • Award for scholarship into the study of the changing image of Robert E. Lee through historiographical research