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W. Rommel-Ruiz

Full Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Professor W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz has been teaching at The Colorado College since 1996 when he first arrived as a Minority-Scholar-In-Residence and Visiting Instructor in American History. He is currently serving as associate chair of the department. He teaches a wide variety of courses in Early American History, Film and History, US Southern History; African American History; and the Atlantic World.

He has published articles and essays in these fields (see Professor Rommel-Ruiz's Curriculum Vita for a detailed list of his publications and conference panel presentations). He has recently published a book in Film and History entitled American History Goes to the Movies, with Routledge.

Professor Rommel-Ruiz is also writing a book manuscript on Charleston, South Carolina, and the Atlantic world that will be published by The University of Georgia Press.

Activities & Interests

Professor Rommel-Ruiz enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and three children in the bucolic forests of Colorado. He is an avid football and baseball fan, and enjoys watching reruns of The X-Files and Hong Kong gangster movies, especially John Woo films. 

Regular Classes

HY 120 The American Past

HY 205 US History to 1860

HY 228 The American Colonies

HY 229 The American Revolution and Constitution

HY 230 The Early Republic

HY 269 The Old South

HY 270 The New South

Courses

  • HY315 – Film and History
  • HY205 – US History to 1860
  • HY270 – The New South: Modernity,
  • HY399 – Junior Seminar: Studying History
  • HY366 – The New Republic, 1789-1844

Education

    B.A., University of California, Berkeley 1992

    M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1995

    PhD., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1999

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