Bryan Glass is a Lecturer in the Department of History. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (2012). His dissertation, which is being turned into a monograph, investigates Scottish views towards the end of the British Empire following the Second World War. An article from this work, "Protection from the British Empire? Central Africa and the Church of Scotland," will be published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History in 2013. His larger interests lie in Britain’s interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present day. Bryan is also fascinated by the history of global piracy, a phenomenon that is still very much with us. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 2010 and he has held two Dean’s Fellowships and a Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin.
Bryan is the founding member and General Editor of The British Scholar Society, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to investigating Britain’s interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present. In addition to founding the Britain and the World journal, which is published by Edinburgh University Press, Bryan serves as an Editor of the Britain and the World book series with Palgrave Macmillan. His first book is entitled The Scottish Nation at Empire’s End, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan.