Megan R Brett

Megan R Brett

Early America, family strategies, family history

Megan R. Brett is a doctoral candidate in the department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her scholarship examines family strategies and the formation of national identity of Americans abroad in the post revolutionary period. Ms. Brett is the Digital History Associate in the Public Projects Division of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason, where she has worked on such projects as the award-winning Histories of the National Mall website, the Papers of the War Department community transcription project, and the ongoing development of the Omeka family of cultural heritage content management systems.


M.Sc. with Distinction in Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 2007. Thesis: “John Rollo: an early 18th century Edinburgh goldsmith and his world.”

B.S. in History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2004