Dr. Brady Brower

Assistant Professor of History

    Office -Social Science 240 
Phone - (801) 626-6291          
Fax - (801) 626-7613 
Email -  mbrower@weber.edu    

Course Page -   http://faculty.weber.edu/mbrower/

Research and Teaching AreasModern European Intellectual and Cultural History, History of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, History of Gender and Sexuality, World History 

Degrees: B.A. University of Idaho (1993), M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder (1996), Ph.D., Rutgers University(2005)


  • HIST 1500 World History to 1500 c.e.
  • HIST 1510 World History 1500 c.e to Present
  • HIST 4250 19th Century Europe
  • HIST 4260 20th Century Europe
  • HIST 4370 Modern France
Brady Brower received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2005 with training in French cultural and intellectual history and a minor emphasis in world and comparative history. He is the author of Unruly Spirits, a 2010 book that investigates the relationship between nineteenth-century spiritualism, psychical research, and the development of scientific psychology in France. Prof. Brower has recently completed work on an article addressing the relationship between psychical research and psychoanalysis in francophone Switzerland. He is also working on a book-length project examining the role that physiological definitions of the “organism” along with studies of animal societies played in French academic and political discourse from the 1870s to the 1930s. Prof. Brower teaches courses in world history and in the history of modern Europe. 


  •  "Science, Seduction, and the Lure of Reality in Third Republic France" History of the Present (2012)
  • "Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France" University of Illinois Press 978-0-252-07751-7
  •  “Story of the Eye: The Fantasy of the Orgy and Its Limit,” American Imago 59.1 (Spring  2002), pp. 73–89
  •  “Strategic Re-membering: The Boundary Politics of Mourning in Post-Great War France,” Rethinking History 1.1 (Spring 1997), pp. 21–34
  •  Translation of Tzvetan Todorov’s “Totalitarianism: Between Religion and Science,” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions 2.1 (Summer 2001), pp. 28-42
Dr. Brower has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for his next book project, "Animal Republic: Social Biology and the Evolution of the French Republic, 1870-1914."  The applicant success rate for this prestigious national award is less than 6%.