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Mr. Rippey

Vehemently defending his decision to exclude the map of Asia 

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Mr. Rippey

Regretting the choices that got him here

Mr. Rippey's Bio

Branden Rippey

Born: New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971.

Raised: Lakewood, New Jersey.

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

Schooling: 

  • 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. 

Travel: 

- 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 and 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, 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...)

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Mr. Rippey

Minus a couple of years and plus a beard trim

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Mr. Rippey

Throwin' shade at haters

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Mr. Rippey

Being Mr. Rippey