Brien Bradley

History of Race, History of Science, Culture Systemic Theory of Societies

  • Title History of Race, History of Science, Culture Systemic Theory of Societies
  • Education BA in History, Wesleyan University

Brien studies the histories of race and the philosophy of science from their mutual origins in the renaissance to their twentieth century consequences for the social sciences and humanities. He is particularly interested in the societies of the Americas, as these were created from the 15th century onwards in dynamic interaction with nascent and often inseparable notions of race and science. His research approaches these broad interests primarily by way of a series of black American and Caribbean intellectuals and literary theorists of the twentieth century, who provided some of the first critiques of Western history articulating the origins of race with the origins of secular scientific knowledge. Brien’s research aspires to a poetically scientific approach to society, one concerned with the constant process of the reformation of linguistic codes and the behaviors they prescribe. 

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