Brenna Reilley

Adjunct Professor

Address: Maybank Hall 114
Office Hours: MWF 11:00-12:00 & by appointment.
Phone: 843.953.1420

Brenna Reilley received her B.A. from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in Digital and Public History with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies. During her undergraduate career, she worked on a podcast, Consolation Prize, which focused on the social and cultural history of American Consuls abroad. She received her M.A. in History with a Public History concentration from the College of Charleston where she studied the lives of Chinese Charlestonians at the turn of the 20th century. During her time at the College of Charleston, she worked on digital exhibits with the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative. Her research interests focus on underrepresented histories through roles of resistance and community. Additionally, Brenna produces a podcast titled, Discovering the Northwoods, for the Manitowish Waters Historical Society in Wisconsin focused on indigenous histories, family stories, and environmental impacts. 

As a public historian, Brenna centers her work and courses on interdisciplinary methods using mixed media, art history, oral history, geography, and science. 


B.A. George Mason University, 2021 

M.A. College of Charleston, 2023 

Research Interests

Public History

Labor History

Environmental History