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Meet the Faculty

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Bryan Givens

Associate Professor of History

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 103c
Phone: (310) 506-4533
Fax: (310) 506-7307
E-mail: bryan.givens@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
  • M.A., Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
  • B.A., Spanish, Texas Tech University, 1996


  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation and Counter-Reformation
  • The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Spanish History
  • The European Witch-Hunt

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Fulbright Researcher, Portugal, 2001-2002
  • Robert I. Burns Lecturer in Iberian History, UCLA, 2003
  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Academic Interests:

  • Early Modern Popular Religion
  • Early Modern Social and Cultural History
  • Early Modern Spain and Portugal
  • Millenarianism and Messianism
  • The Inquisition