Dr. Brett  Berliner

Associate Professor; Graduate & Honors Faculty


Modern Europe and France; European cultural history; race in Europe.   

Ph.D. History - Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. History - Univ. of Washington, Seattle
B.A. History - Univ. of California, Berkeley

    Courses: Emerging Europe; Europe from the Restoration through World War II; Contemporary Europe; Racism in Europe; Blacks in Europe; Negritude and Beyond; World History I & II (Honors)

    Select Publications

    • "'Gods We Were': Rejuvenation as Social Metaphor in Interwar Pulp Fiction in Europe and the United States," Interdisciplinary Humanities 30 (Spring 2013): 101-112.
    • "'Chasing the Elusive Pill':  YMCA Men, the Paris Baseball League and Making Baseball French, 1919-1925,"  The International Journal of the History of Sport 28:13 (Sept 2011):  1772-1787. 
    • "Syncopated Hits:  The Clef Club Negro Baseball Team in Jazz-Age Paris,"  Nine:  A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 19: 2 (Spring 2011):  44- 52.
    • "Mephistopheles and Monkeys: Rejuvenation, Race, and Sexuality in Popular Culture in Interwar France," Journal of the History of Sexuality 13:3 (2004): 306-25.
    • Ambivalent Desire: the Exotic Black Other in Jazz-Age France (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2002).
    • "Dancing Dangerously: Colonizing the Exotic at the Bal Nègre in the Inter-War Years," French Cultural Studies 12:1 (2001): 59-75.