Dr. Bryan GlassHistorian,


Public Speaker,

Founder of The British Scholar Society,

and Award-Winning Teacher


History of Britain and the World,
Modern Scottish History,
and the History of Piracy


Bryan Glass is a Senior Lecturer in Modern British and British Imperial History at Texas State University.  He holds degrees from Lake Forest College (BA), the University of Cambridge (MPhil), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD).  In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in recognition of his contributions to British History.  His first book, The Scottish Nation at Empire’s End, appeared in June 2014 (Palgrave Macmillan).  An enlarged paperback edition is scheduled for publication in January 2016.  In addition to being an expert on modern Scottish history, 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.

His keen interest in the study of Britain’s interactions with the wider world, past and current, led him to found The British Scholar Society in 2006, which has become a very prestigious international educational organization that serves as a strong platform for young and established scholars of Britain to interact and network through annual conferences and an European lecture series.  In 2008, he filled a major gap in British historical studies by founding the Britain and the World journal, which is published by Edinburgh University Press and is now ranked the 35th best historical journal in the world by the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index. He also serves as the Lead Editor of the Britain and the World book series with Palgrave Macmillan.

Bryan’s complete CV is available here:  Bryan S. Glass CV