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Tip Ragan


Curriculum Vitae

Known on campus by his nickname, "Tip," Bryant Ragan teaches early modern European history at The Colorado College.  He offers a wide range of courses that focus on the history of Europe from the Renaissance through the age of the French Revolution. While at CC, he has developed several new teaching interests, most importantly in the history of sexuality and the history of Quebec.

Professor Ragan has co-edited three books: Homosexuality in Early Modern France: A Documentary Collection (Oxford, 2001); Homosexuality in Modern France (Oxford, 1996); and Re-creating Authority in Revolutionary France (Rutgers, 1992).  In addition, he served as guest co-editor of Eighteenth-Century Homosexuality in Global Perspective, a special issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques (2007).

Numerous grants have supported Professor Ragan’s research on eighteenth-century France, including fellowships from the Folger Library, the Camargo Foundation, the French Government (Bourse Chateaubriand), and Phi Beta Kappa.

Regular Classes

HY 275 The Renaissance and the Reformation: Crisis and Dissent
HY 277 Early Modern Europe, 1660-1789
HY 287 Enlightenment Culture
HY 307 History of Sex: Traditions
HY 308 History of Sex: Modernity


    • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1981
    • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
    • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988