Bradford Pelletier is a graduate of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. He holds BA in History and French from Roanoke College and MA in History from the College of Charleston. Last year, as part of the College of Charleston’s Versailles Fellowship, Bradford taught English language at Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines while finishing his MA thesis entitled “Connecting Combat Experience and Insanity in the Nineteenth Century Asylum.” Bradford’s interest include: 19th Century America and France, the History of Psychiatry, and Cultural History.
For his MA Essay at Columbia, he is exploring the perception of war experience upon veterans within the work or Jean Etienne Dominique Esquirol during the early part of the nineteenth century. Following completion of the HiLi Program, Bradford intends to pursue a PhD with the ambition of becoming a professional historian.