Bryan A. Banks is an Assistant Professor of History at Columbus State University. His primary research and teaching interests are in French history, the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolutions, refugee studies, and religion. He earned his PhD in 2014 from Florida State University, where he was a fellow in the Institute on the French Revolution and Napoleon. 

Professor Banks is working on several projects, which seek to place the French Enlightenment and French Revolution in a larger global framework. His book monograph, tentatively titled "From the Frontiers of the French Enlightenment: The Huguenot Diaspora and the Idea of “Refugees" explores debates over Huguenot refugees during the long eighteenth century in France and around the Huguenot Atlantic World. It draws from printed and archival resources collected in France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. He is the co-editor of an edited collection on the French Revolution, religion, and world history. Lastly, he is a co-founder, executive editor, and contributor for the academic blog, which explores revolutions in history as well as the idea of "revolution" itself. Check out the interview that the Organization of American Historian's Process blog did with Bryan Banks about the blog and the growing interest in the Age of Revolutions as a field.

He has presented his research at the American Historical Association, the American Society for Church History, French Historical Studies, the Western Society for French History, the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, and many others. 

Bryan Banks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
SUNY Adirondack
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A mere compilation of facts presents only the skeleton of History; we do but little for her if we cannot invest her with life, clothe her in the habiliments of her day, and enable her to call forth the sympathies of succeeding generations.
— Hannah Farnham Lee, The Huguenots in France and America