Barbara L. Brodman, Ph.D.

Barbara Brodman


College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History and Political Science

Honors Courses

HONR 2000C Honors Seminar: History of Economic Development
INST 1500H Global Issues Honors

Research Focus


Barbara Brodman has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree and two Fulbright awards and has published a variety of scholarly works that deal with global cultures and affairs. She is the founder and president of the Global Awareness Institute and has served on the board of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights and other humanitarian organizations as a trained international election observer and human rights observer. Her 1997 journey through South America, retracing Che Guevara’s 1952 motorcycle journey, was widely covered by the media. A book recounting her 2014 journey around the world in 70 days is forthcoming. She has co-edited a series of books on the vampire and other legends of the supernatural, and is preparing two collections of essays on images of the post-apocalyptic chic and post-Revolutionary Cuba in cinema, art, and literature. As a scholar, humanitarian, and adventurer, Brodman inspires the many students and non-students to whom she lectures regularly.