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Dr. Brittany Bounds

Dr. Brittany Bounds

Instructional Assistant Professor (History)

Office Number: 328D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0466


Dr. Brittany Bounds teaches US History at Texas A&M University at Qatar. She teaches the two main survey classes but has also developed two novel classes based on exercises and simulations. She is the Caucus Leader for the Faculty Senate at TAMUQ, a position she was elected to in 2022. She leads the Faculty Transition Advocacy Committee as the campus begins its closure. She is also the co-chair of the Women Leaders in Higher Education, a collaboration of female faculty from the QF universities that brings together faculty and staff across Education City. Dr. Bounds was formerly the Co-Chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum at TAMUQ from 2020-2022.

Before A&M, she was an Assistant Professor at National Defense University for four years and worked in and with the International Student Management Office, the Institute of National Security Studies, the Near East South Asia center, and the National War College (NESA) to welcome international delegations to the university and educate them about the U.S. She was the Course Director of the American Studies elective concentration, which spans three semesters for the International Fellows from approximately 55 countries. She introduced several key initiatives that have become integral to American Studies, including a summer elective, incorporating faculty and researchers from NDU as Faculty Seminar Leaders, and developing the highly competitive American Fellows program.

Prior to coming to NDU, she taught sections of U.S. History at Texas A&M University, where she received her PhD in U.S. History in 2015. Her dissertation explored the Silent Majority’s reaction to the social movements of the Sixties. She received her M.A. in History at California State University, Northridge in 2009 and her B.A. in History at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005.

Dr. Bounds has a chapter titled “Women’s Entertainment: Texas Women’s Recreation during the Civil War” published in an award-winning edited book, Women in Civil War Texas, by the University of North Texas Press. She has provided reviews in the Joint Force Quarterly, Journal of Popular Culture, Reviews in American History, Peace Review, and served as a guest reviewer for five articles in the Polish journal Kultura Popularna. She has also published reference work entries in Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture and Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror.

Dr. Bounds served nine years of honorable service in the 146 AES at Channel Islands ANG, CA as a Unit Deployment Manager. 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in U.S. History, Texas A&M University, 2015

  • Master of Arts in History, California State University, Northridge, 2009

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

     

Experience

Texas A&M University, Instructional Assistant Professor of History, 2019 – present
National Defense University, Assistant Professor, 2015-2019
Texas A&M University, Instructor of History, 2012-2015

Publications