Robert K. Brigham

Professor of History on the Shirley Ecker Boskey Chair
Headshot of Robert Brigham

Robert. K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, joined the Vassar faculty in 1994. He is a specialist on the history of US foreign policy, particularly the Vietnam War.

BA, SUNY College at Brockport; MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, University of Kentucky
At Vassar since 1994


Swift Hall
Box 64
Mon. and Tues. 3:00–4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Research and Academic Interests

US Foreign Policy
Vietnam War


HIST 160 - American Moments: Rediscovering U.S. History
HIST 279 - The Viet Nam War
HIST 379 - War and Adoption

In the Media

Two people seated at a desk with notepads and a laptop in a library

More than 30 Vassar students conducted humanities research projects under the auspices of the College’s Ford Scholars program.

Author Robert K. Brigham was mentioned in a Richfield Reaper story about a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History seminar on the Vietnam Conflict.


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