M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (2018)
M.Ed, Johnson State College (2009)
B.A., Johnson State College (2007)
A.A., Community College of Vermont (1999)
I study Irish-American and Maritime History in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1776-1848). I am specifically interested in exiled United Irishmen and their networks, activities, ideology, and political culture framed through anti-imperialism rather than nationalism.
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.
2019-2022: Haskell Monroe Fellow: The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the History Department at the University of Missouri, and the University Libraries
2022: John D. Bies International Fellow
2021: Wilcher Grant through the University of Missouri History Department
- Funding to assist with travel for research
2021: Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy Research Funding Award
2020: The Jean Palmegiano Award for Outstanding International/Transnational Journalism History Research Paper
- American Journalism Historians 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
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
Outside of my personal research, I have also worked on a digital humanities project called The Haskell Monroe Collection: Life in the Confederacy, which seeks to digitalize, catalog, and offer access to the extensive resources compiled by Professor Haskell Monroe. This project provides scholars, educators, and students with a first-hand window into life in the Old South during the Civil War era, while continuing to advance Professor Monroe's passion for education and historical research. The initiative is made possible through a partnership between the Monroe family, the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the University of Missouri Libraries, and the Department of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia.