History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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  • Steven Barnes

    Steven Barnes

    Associate Professor

    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

    Associate 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

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

  • Lawrence E. Butler

    Lawrence E. Butler

    Associate Professor

    Medieval, Islamic, architecture

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  • Benedict Carton

    Benedict Carton

    Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History

    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

    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

    World History: Latin American History; Gender and Sexuality; Cultural and Political Conservatism; Cold War; Religion

  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

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  • Diana D'Amico

    Diana D'Amico

    Assistant Professor

    History of education and education policy

  • Nicole De Armendi

    Nicole De Armendi

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • Elizabeth Deans

    Elizabeth Deans

    Assistant Director

    Materiality and Objectivity of Architecture, Design drawing, and Interiors

  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Robert D. DeCaroli

    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

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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.

  • Daniel Gifford

    Daniel Gifford

    Assistant Professor

    American popular and visual culture, holidays and leisure, advertising, fairs and expositions

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Associate Professor

    Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

  • Christopher A. Gregg

    Christopher A. Gregg

    Associate 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

    U.S. History: War and American society, the individual experience of combat, technological change and warfare

  • Steven A. Harris-Scott

    Steven A. Harris-Scott

    Graduate Pathway Instructor

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

  • Carmelita Hinton

    Carmelita Hinton

    Robinson Professor

    Art History

  • Angela Ho

    Angela Ho

    Assistant Professor

    Art History: Renaissance and Baroque Europe

  • Mack P. Holt

    Mack P. Holt

    Professor

    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, Appalachian Studies

  • Cynthia A. Kierner

    Cynthia A. Kierner

    Director of the PhD Program

    Professor

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

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  • Meredith H. Lair

    Meredith H. Lair

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: The Vietnam War, war and American society, veterans, collective memory, consumerism, militarism, conflict tourism, American social history

  • Alison Landsberg

    Alison Landsberg

    Professor

    Visual culture, the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity

  • Sam Lebovic

    Sam Lebovic

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History: 20th century culture and politics; U.S. and the world; media history; democracy; civil liberties; cultural globalization.

  • Sharon M. Leon

    Sharon M. Leon

    Associate Professor

    American religious history, 20th Century social and cultural history, digital history, digital public history

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  • Sun-Young Park

    Sun-Young Park

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Brian W. Platt

    Brian W. Platt

    Associate Professor

    Japan, East Asia

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  • Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: 20th century U.S.; U.S. 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, history of New York City, legal history

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  • Zachary Schrag

    Zachary Schrag

    Director of the MA Program in History

    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

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

  • Martin J. Sherwin

    Martin J. Sherwin

    University Professor

    U.S. History: 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, African American Religious History

  • 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; history of medicine

  • John  Turner

    John Turner

    Associate Professor

    American Religion; History of Early New England; Mormonism

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  • 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

  • Jacquelyn Williamson

    Jacquelyn Williamson

    Assistant Professor

    Art History: Ancient Egypt, The Amarna Period, Gender, Religion

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  • Rosemarie Zagarri

    Rosemarie Zagarri

    University Professor

    Early American history (colonial-1820s); Early American women; 18th-century transatlantic history and global history