Bryan A. Banks is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Adirondack. 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 "The First Refugees: Thinking about Huguenots in the Age of Enlightenment" explores debates over Huguenot refugees during the long eighteenth century. It draws from printed and archival resources collected in France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. He is also 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 www.AgeofRevolutions.com, 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.