Hi! My name is Brennan Monaco, and I’m a graduate student (MPhil candidate) in American History at the University of Cambridge. My research interests include American constitutional history, imperialism, and mercantile companies. 

I currently hold a BA (magna cum laude) in History from the University of Florida, where I completed my undergraduate thesis “Spectacle and the Sins of Empire: The Transatlantic Legacy of Edmund Burke’s Crusade Against Warren Hastings and the East India Company” as a member of the History Honors Program. 

Prior to the University of Florida, I obtained an AA (summa cum laude) in History from Indian River State College. While attending IRSC, I was a Fine Arts Scholar, performing in, directing, and managing stage productions. Ultimately, I took over and led the college’s youth performing arts program, overseeing the performing arts education of more than 60 students between the ages of 9 and 18. 

My other areas of interest include national security, foreign policy, and American politics more generally. In my occasional free time, I enjoy reading literature from outside of my field, consuming vast (and almost certainly unhealthy) amounts of tea, weight-training, and traveling.

Aside from my academic pursuits, I have spent 22 years in theatre, including 15 years as a professional actor. I am a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and am eligible for SAG-AFTRA membership. My acting credits further include radio, national television, independent films, and industrials.