Gregory S. Brown

Professor of History
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Expertise: French History, Culture and Politics, European Enlightenment and Political Culture, Paris and Urban History
Languages: French


Gregory S Brown is an historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment and democratic revolutions to the present day. He has published numerous books and articles on political and cultural institutions in France and Europe. He teaches courses on European and World History, focusing on political culture, urban history, and democratic ideals. He has formerly been a research associate of the Ecole normale superieure in Paris is currently general editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, published by the Voltaire Foundation of the University of Oxford, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.


  • Ph. D. Columbia University, 1997
  • B. A. University of Pennsylvania, 1990

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Las Vegas Review Journal
“Community.” “Curious.” “Expectant.” “Unified.” In one word, each person explains his or her feelings at this particular moment. Seated in a circle of red plastic chairs, an array of community spiritual leaders and UNLV students and faculty pass a microphone to introduce themselves at the “How to Be a Peacemaker” discussion group, part of the university’s ongoing Diversity Dialogues series.
K.N.P.R. News
UNLV history professor Gregory Brown, along with other faculty and staff, founded the university’s first Jewish Affinity Group. Its aim is to host discussions on Jewish identity and expand UNLV’s Jewish studies.
The Nevada Independent
From illuminating the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign in yellow and blue, to praying for peace and calling for more military gear to be shipped across the ocean, Nevadans are taking a range of steps to show solidarity with Ukraine as it fends off a Russian invasion.
News Cycle
As we celebrate Easter on Sunday, NewsCycle reporter Alicia Preston speaks with Gregory Brown, a history professor at UNLV and John Howe, a medieval professor at Texas Tech about the burning of Notre Dame in France.