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Brian Sarnacki

Contact Information:

612 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-2414
E-mail: email address

Curriculum Vitae: CV Spring 2013

Joined the Department:

August 2009

Brian Sarnacki is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in the Nineteenth Century and Digital History. His research interests include urban and social history. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and his M.A. From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011.

His Master's thesis, A Small City's Big Scandal: Municipal Corruption, Progressive Reform, and the Grand Rapids, Michigan Water Scandal, 1900-1906, examines the evolving notions of Progressivism and corruption during a turn-of-the-century political scandal in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also created a digital project, The Corrupt Network, which spatialized the Water Scandal and visualized some of the networks of Grand Rapids.


  • Digital History
  • Social
  • U.S. Nineteenth Century
  • Urban


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A., History, 2011
University of Notre Dame, B.A., History, 2009

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