W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
  Associate Professor of History

208D Palmer Hall

  Department of History
  The Colorado College
  14 E.Cache La Poudre
  Colorado Springs, CO

Areas of Scholarship and Teaching

Atlantic World, 1500-1898; British America, 1607-1776; Black Atlantic, 1500-Present; United States History, 1776-Present; US South; Film and History

Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz has been teaching at The Colorado College since 1996 when he first arrived as a Minority-Scholar-In-Residence and Visiting Instructor in American History. He teaches a wide variety of courses in American History, African American History, US Southern History; World History, and Film and History. He has published articles and essays in these fields (see Professor Rommel-Ruiz's Curriculum Vita for a detailed list of his publications and conference panel presentations) and is currently completing a book manuscript on Black Atlantic culture and politics in Rhode Island and Nova Scotia for The University of Pennsylvania Press. Professor Rommel-Ruiz is also writing a book manuscript on Charleston, South Carolina, and the Atlantic world that will be published by The University of Georgia Press. Additionally, he has a book-length manuscript under review about American Film and History. Professor Rommel-Ruiz enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and three children in the bucolic forests of Colorado. He is an avid football and baseball fan, and enjoys watching reruns of The X-Files and Hong Kong gangster movies, especially John Woo films.

Recent Courses Taught:

HY 104: History, Society, and Culture

HY 200: American History, American Cinema: History, Hollywood, and Representing the American Past

HY 243: Slavery and Antislavery Movements to 1863

HY 244: Black People since the Civil War

HY 364: The American Colonies

HY 365: The American Revolution

HY 366: The Early Republic: The US in the Age of Jefferson and Jackson

HY 410: Religion, Witchcraft and the Occult

HY 399: Studying Hiistory

HY 120: The American Past