Brad Birzer

Professor of History, Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies
"A professor's job is never to make false idols for our students but to find the excellences within each one, to encourage the honing of unique gifts, and to inspire the rising generations to love through charity."
— Brad Birzer

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Brad Birzer


B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1990

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1998


Co-Founder, The Imaginative Conservative

Visiting Scholar of Conservative Thought, CU-Boulder, 2014-2015

Fellow, Reagan Presidential Library

Fellow, McConnell Center, University of Louisville


Russell Kirk: American Conservative (2015)

Neil Peart: Cultural (Re)Percussions (2015)

American Cicero: Charles Carroll of Carrollton (2010)

Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (2007)

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth (2003)

Recent News

Interview with Crux, July 4, 2016