History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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  • Shaul Bakhash

    Shaul Bakhash

    Robinson Professor

    Iran, modern Middle East, modern Islamic political thought

  • Steven Barnes

    Steven Barnes

    Associate Professor
    Director, Center for Eurasian Studies

    European History: Modern Russian and Soviet history, totalitarianism, Cold War Europe

  • Lisa Passaglia Bauman

    Lisa Passaglia Bauman

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • Sheila A. Brennan

    Sheila A. Brennan

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History: Public history; digital history; US cultural (19th & 20th C); museums, material culture and memory; popular collecting practices and hobbies

  • Joan C. Bristol

    Joan C. Bristol

    Associate Professor

    Latin America, African-American history, social and cultural history, history of commodities

  • Lawrence E. Butler

    Lawrence E. Butler

    Associate Professor

    Art History: Medieval, Islamic, architecture

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  • Benedict Carton

    Benedict Carton

    Associate Professor

    World History: Africa, environment and health, global and imperial histories, cultural and oral history

  • Jane Turner Censer

    Jane Turner Censer

    Professor

    U.S. History: 19th century U.S.; American South; women, gender, and family in the U.S.

  • Michael G. Chang

    Michael G. Chang

    Associate Professor

    World History: political, social, cultural and economic histories of late imperial/early modern China (1500-1800); ethnicity; state-formation; court studies

  • Samuel Collins

    Samuel Collins

    Associate Professor

    European History: Early medieval, religion

  • Dina M. Copelman

    Dina M. Copelman

    Associate Professor

    Modern British, European women, European social

  • Benjamin Arthur Cowan

    Benjamin Arthur Cowan

    Assistant Professor
  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

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  • Nicole De Armendi

    Nicole De Armendi

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Robert D. DeCaroli

    Associate Professor

    Interactions of early South Asian Buddhism with popular religious practice, the origin of the Buddha image and the social, political, religious factors that led to its codification and spread

  • Marion F. Deshmukh

    Marion F. Deshmukh

    Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History

    European cultural history, history of modern Germany and Austria, German and Austrian art history

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  • C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

    C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History: 19th-Century, Indigenous Histories, Public History, Washington D.C.

  • Angela George

    Angela George

    Assistant Director, History of Decorative Arts

    Art History: Decorative arts and design history

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Associate Professor

    Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

  • Christopher A. Gregg

    Christopher A. Gregg

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

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  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

    Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history

  • Christopher H. Hamner

    Christopher H. Hamner

    Associate Professor
    Concentration Head
    Concentration Head, War and the Military in Society

    War and American society, the individual experience of combat, technological change and warfare

  • Steven A. Harris-Scott

    Steven A. Harris-Scott

    Instructor

    World History: Research: Colonial Virginia, Early Modern Atlantic World, slavery, indentured servitude, bound/unfree labor

  • Carmelita Hinton

    Carmelita Hinton

    Robinson Professor
  • Angela Ka-Yan Ho

    Angela Ka-Yan Ho

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • Mack P. Holt

    Mack P. Holt

    Professor

    European History: Early modern Europe, especially France, the Reformation, the history of wine, the history of the book

  • Jane Hooper

    Jane Hooper

    Assistant Professor

    World History

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  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

    Women’s history, African American history, women’s labor in the global economy, labor history, Pan-Africanism, Cold War

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  • Matthew B. Karush

    Matthew B. Karush

    Professor

    Modern Latin American history: twentieth-century Argentina, cultural history

  • T. Mills Kelly

    T. Mills Kelly

    Professor

    Historical pedagogy, digital humanities, public digital history, modern East Central Europe

  • Cynthia A. Kierner

    Cynthia A. Kierner

    Professor
    Director of the PhD Program

    U.S. History: Colonial and revolutionary America; early republic; Old South; women and gender

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  • Meredith Lair

    Meredith Lair

    Associate Professor
    Director

    The Vietnam War, war and American society, collective memory, consumerism, conflict tourism

  • Alison Landsberg

    Alison Landsberg

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: Visual culture, the politics of memory, popular engagements with the past, political subjectivity

  • Sam Lebovic

    Sam Lebovic

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History

  • Sharon M. Leon

    Sharon M. Leon

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: American religious history, history of science, 20th Century social and cultural history, digital public history

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  • Michael O'Malley

    Michael O'Malley

    Professor

    U.S. History: 19th and 20th century US, cultural history, history of technology

  • John R. Orens

    John R. Orens

    Professor

    European History

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  • Sun-Young Park

    Sun-Young Park

    Assistant Professor

    European History: 19th-century Europe, French cultural history, Architectural and urban history, Cultural historiography and methods

  • Gabriella Petrick

    Gabriella Petrick

    Assistant Professor
  • Paula Petrik

    Paula Petrik

    Professor

    U.S. History: 19th century U.S. social, trans-Mississippi West, business and economic history

  • Brian W. Platt

    Brian W. Platt

    Associate Professor
    Chair, History and Art History

    Japan, East Asia

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  • Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: 20th century U.S.; American South; women and gender; children and childhood

  • Stephen Robertson

    Stephen Robertson

    Professor and Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media

    U.S. History: digital history, history of sexuality, urban history, legal history

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  • Zachary Schrag

    Zachary Schrag

    Professor

    U.S. History: Post-1945 US history, urban history, history of technology, public policy, human subjects regulations, riot control

  • Kelly Schrum

    Kelly Schrum

    Associate Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, online learning, digital humanities, history education

  • Susan E. Schulze

    Susan E. Schulze

    Assistant Professor

    European History

  • Randolph Scully

    Randolph Scully

    Associate Professor
    Director of the MA Program in History

    U.S. History: colonial and revolutionary America, race, gender, religion, Southern history, Virginia history

  • Martin J. Sherwin

    Martin J. Sherwin

    University Professor

    Cold War-era politics, diplomacy, and culture; history and film; nuclear history

  • Suzanne E. Smith

    Suzanne E. Smith

    Professor

    African American, 20th century Cultural History, History of Death in America, American Popular Music

  • Vadim Staklo

    Vadim Staklo

    Associate Professor

    European History

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Peter N. Stearns

    Professor

    World History: Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

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  • Sean Takats

    Sean Takats

    Associate Professor

    European History: Eighteenth-century France and its colonies, the Enlightenment, cultural history, history of medicine

  • Ellen Wiley Todd

    Ellen Wiley Todd

    Associate Professor
    Director of the MA Program in Art History

    Art History: American art history

  • John  Turner

    John Turner

    Associate Professor

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  • Jennifer van Horn

    Jennifer van Horn

    Assistant Professor

    Art History: Early American art and material culture

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  • Rex A. Wade

    Rex A. Wade

    University Professor

    European History: Russian and Soviet history, the Russian revolution

  • Janet Walmsley

    Janet Walmsley

    Assistant Professor

    European History

  • Stephanie Westcott

    Stephanie Westcott

    Assistant Professor
  • David K Wiggins

    David K Wiggins

    Professor

    history of African American participation in sport, sport biography, race and ethnic issues in contemporary sport

  • Cynthia Williams

    Cynthia Williams

    Assistant Professor
    Director, History of Decorative Arts

    Art History: Glass, stained glass, ceramics

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  • Rosemarie Zagarri

    Rosemarie Zagarri

    University Professor

    U.S. History: Early American history (colonial-1820); Early American women; 18th-century transatlantic history