Prof. Christopher Brooks

Professor of History, East Stroudsburg University

Professor Brooks received his BA and MA in US History from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He then received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Edinburgh University (Scotland), where he studied British influences on the US judiciary.  

Prof. Brooks then went on to complete his doctoral work at Kassel University in Germany. There he worked with Prof. Dr. Dippel on his Modern Constitutionalism project, editing and translating constitutions from German to English and English to German. His doctoral work explored the suability and sovereignty of US states.  

While in Germany, Prof. Brooks was an active member of the Center for North American Research, where he focused on constitutional and legal history, especially as it pertained to jurisprudential matters. He ran a solo business, serving as training support for several mid- to large-sized German and international law firms. Prof. Brooks also did legal translation for many firms and for Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court, that nation’s highest court.  

Dr. Brooks is currently professor of history at East Stroudsburg University, where he teaches several course, including one on the history of political correctness and several on legal history. Further to his work at ESU, he is also a founding member and vice president of the Harrisburg lawyers' chapter of the Federalist Society. 

Dr. Brooks is a regular columnist for the The Morning Call, “Historically Speaking,” and his work has also appeared in other newspapers, including the New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Broad and Liberty. 


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