A native Nebraskan, Brian received his B.A. in History and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011) and his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago (2012).
Brian’s research focuses on the intersections between sexuality, policing, rural/urban space, and the American state. His dissertation analyzes sex crimes and moral crimes in Nebraska and explores how the legal system and local policing reinforced community boundaries in regards to race, class, and mobility.
"Narratives of Sexual Violence." Red Hot Graduate Research, University of Kansas, February 2018.
"The Criminal and the Queer: Searching for Sodomy in the Nebraska State Archive." Archives Interrupted Symposium, University of Kansas, April 2016.