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

    Art History: 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

    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

    European History: 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

    U.S. History

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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

    Art History: Materiality and Objectivity of Architecture, Design drawing, and Interiors

  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Robert D. DeCaroli

    Director of the MA Program in Art History

    Professor

    Art History: 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

    Director

    Associate Professor

    Art History: 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

    World History: 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

    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

    World History: 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

    U.S. History: 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

    U.S. History: American religious history, 20th Century social and cultural history, digital 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, Modern France, Architectural and urban history, Cultural historiography and methods

  • Brian W. Platt

    Brian W. Platt

    Chair

    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

    U.S. History: 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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  • Jennifer van Horn

    Jennifer van Horn

    Assistant Professor

    Art History: Early American art and material culture

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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

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