Brady Brower

Professor of History

Office: Lindquist Hall 265
Phone: 801-626-6291 

Current CV

Research & Teaching Areas

  • Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History
  • History of the Human Sciences
  • World History


  • BA, University of Idaho (1993)
  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder (1996)
  • PhD, Rutgers University (2005)
  • HIST 1500 World History to 1500
  • HIST 1510 World History 1500 to Present
  • HIST 4250 Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • HIST 4260 Europe in the Age of Total War
  • HIST 4350 Germany and the Third Reich
  • HIST 4370 Modern France
  • HIST 4985: Historical Research and Methods
  • HIST 4990 Senior Seminar


Brady Brower received his PhD 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 19th century spiritualism, psychical research and the development of scientific psychology in France. Brower recently completed work on an article addressing the relationship between psychical research and psychoanalysis in francophone Switzerland. He is also working on a 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.


    • "The Medium is the Message: Enunciation and the Scriptural Economy of Scientific Psychology," History of the Present 6.1 (Spring 2016)
    • "On Animal Societies: Biology, Sociology, and the Class Struggle in France," South Atlantic Quarterly 115.2 (April 2016).
    • "Science, Seduction, and the Lure of Reality in Third Republic France" History of the Present 1.2 (Fall 2011).
    • Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France, University of Illinois Press, 2010.