IB WORLD HISTORY: Conquest and its Impact



Branden Rippey

Born: New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971.

Raised: Lakewood, New Jersey.

Teenage Hobbies/Activities: Basketball, sports in general, playing drums, music in general.


  • Temple University, Philadelphia (1989-1991)
  • Associate of Arts, Central Florida Community College (1993-1994)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Rutgers University, Newark (1994-1996)
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching History, Rutgers University, Newark (1996-1997)
  • Masters Degree in Global History, Rutgers University, Newark and New Brunswick (2004-2011)

Areas of Specialization and Interest:

  • United States History (late 19th century to present)
  • History of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World,
  • History of Colonialism and Imperialism,
  • Urban History and Studies,
  • History of the Russian Revolution,
  • History of Labor, Radicalism, and Marxism.


- Have visited most states in the US, and visited Canada.
- Costa Rica (1996)
- Brazil (1998)
- Latin America (2000-2001 - Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil)
- Mexico (2006)
- South Africa (2009)
- Spain and Portugal (2012)
- East Africa (2014 - Mostly Kenya, with quick visits to Tanzania and Uganda)

Current Activities/Hobbies: Reading, films, music, travel, politcal activity, and my girlfriend :)
(And recently I've been trying to be a good role model for a 10 year old. It's not really a fun hobby, but I'm doing it anyway...)

photo of Mr. Rippey
Mr. Rippey in 2006, in room 37 at the old Science High School, 40 Rector Street.