Hello! My name is Brennan Monaco, and I’m currently an undergraduate history major at the University of Florida, where I am the Bridget Phillips Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year and a member of the History Honors Program. My particular interests are British imperial (particularly in regards to the East India Company) and US constitutional history. I am currently in the process of writing my senior honors thesis, which focuses on the impeachment trial of East India Company Governor-General Warren Hastings and its transatlantic legacy.

Prior to the University of Florida, I received my Associate in Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA) from Indian River State College. While attending IRSC, I was a Fine Arts Scholar and touring production manager. I additionally served as a director of the college’s Performing Arts Academy for young performers.

I am a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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.

I enjoy traveling and have had the incredible fortune to visit such diverse places as China, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Netherlands. My favorite literary topics include military and intelligence, classics, and travelogues. My favorite poets include Emily Dickinson (“Hope is the thing with feathers”), Lord Tennyson (“The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”), and Rudyard Kipling (“The Gods of the Copybook Headings”).