Full-time Faculty

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  • Steve Barnes

    Steve Barnes

    Associate Professor

    European History: History of modern Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Soviet Union, history of Gulag, history of concentration camps, history of totalitarianism

  • Lisa Passaglia Bauman

    Lisa Passaglia Bauman

    Associate Professor

    Art History

  • LaNitra M Berger

    LaNitra M Berger

    Instructor

    Art History: Art of the African Diaspora, African-American art history, South African modern art, Intersections of the African and Jewish Diasporas, lynching photography, art and social activism, African and African American Studies, social justice and international education, women artists, racial injustice and public monuments and memorials

  • Johanna Bockman

    Johanna Bockman

    Associate Professor

    Globalization, neoliberalism, economic sociology, Eastern Europe, socialism and postsocialism, gentrification, Washington, DC

  • Joan C. Bristol

    Joan C. Bristol

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Benedict Carton

    Benedict Carton

    Associate Professor

    World History: Africa, South Africa, transnational race, imperialism, cultural and oral history

  • 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

  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

    U.S. History

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  • Nicole De Armendi

    Nicole De Armendi

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • 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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  • Christopher C Elzey

    Christopher C Elzey

    Director, Sport and American Culture minor

    U.S. History: History of basketball, sport and ethnicity, Olympics, sport and race, sport and scandal

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  • Heidi Catherine Gearhart

    Heidi Catherine Gearhart

    Assistant Professor

    Art History: Art History: medieval European art; medieval art theory; craft and manufacture; museum histories

  • C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

    C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

    Associate Professor

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

  • Michele Greet

    Michele Greet

    Director, Art History Program

    Professor

    Art History: Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

  • Christopher A. Gregg

    Christopher A. Gregg

    Associate Professor

    Art History: Topography and urbanism of Ancient Rome and Pompeii; gender and sexuality in the Classical world; Roman imperial sculpture

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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

  • Steve A. Harris-Scott

    Steve A. Harris-Scott

    Graduate Pathway Instructor

    U.S. History: Research: Colonial Virginia, Early Modern Atlantic World, bound/unfree labor (slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship), environmental history and history of diseases/pandemics

  • Carmelita Hinton

    Carmelita Hinton

    Robinson Professor

    Art History

  • Angela Ho

    Angela Ho

    Associate Professor

    Art History: Renaissance and Baroque Europe

  • Jane Hooper

    Jane Hooper

    Associate Professor

    World History: Global and world history; Indian Ocean history; History of Madagascar

  • Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Samuel Clowes Huneke

    Assistant Professor

    European History: Modern Europe, Modern Germany, History of Sexuality, Legal History, History of Science and Mathematics

  • Benjamin Hurwitz

    Benjamin Hurwitz

    Agricultural History, Transnational History, History of South Africa

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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

    Chair

    Professor

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

  • Mills Kelly

    Mills Kelly

    Interim Director, Center for History and New Media

    Professor

    European History: Digital humanities, public digital history, historical pedagogy, modern East Central Europe, Appalachian Studies

  • Cynthia A. Kierner

    Cynthia A. Kierner

    Professor

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

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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, Frankfurt School, race in mass culture, politics of aesthetics

  • Sam Lebovic

    Sam Lebovic

    Director of the PhD Program

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Ted McCord

    Ted McCord

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History

  • Heather M McGuire

    Heather M McGuire

    Assistant Professor

    Art History

  • Nathan Michalewicz

    Nathan Michalewicz

    Graduate Research Assistant

    European History: Early Modern Europe, France, Ottoman Empire, Mediterranean, and Christian-Muslim relations.

  • Abigail G Mullen

    Abigail G Mullen

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History: U.S. history, U.S. Navy, diplomatic history, naval history, digital history

  • Lincoln A. Mullen

    Lincoln A. Mullen

    Associate Professor

    U.S. History: American religious history, digital history, 19th-century U.S. history

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  • Michael Hugh O'Malley

    Michael Hugh O'Malley

    Professor

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

  • George Oberle

    George Oberle

    Librarian IV

    U.S. History: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century American History, History of Education and Knowledge Institutions, Civil Societies, History of Science and Technology, George Mason and the Mason family, and the Old South

  • John R. Orens

    John R. Orens

    Professor

    European History

  • Jessica Marie Otis

    Jessica Marie Otis

    Assistant Professor

    European History: British history, early modern history, history of science and mathematics, digital history

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  • Sun-Young Park

    Sun-Young Park

    Associate Professor

    European History: 19th-century Europe, modern France, architectural and urban history, cultural historiography and methods

  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    Early Modern and Revolutionary Literature, History, and Art of the French Empire; War and Culture; Critical Race and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Human Rights and Social Justice; Multiculturalism; Theater; Film Theory; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing and History; History of News and Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy and Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing; Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring; Grad Student Recruitment and Mentoring, Academic and Community Activism, Academe and Politics.

  • Robert A Pierce

    Robert A Pierce

    Assistant Professor

    European History: Historical and social contexts of creativity and innovation

  • Brian W. Platt

    Brian W. Platt

    Director, Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate Program

    Associate Professor

    World History: Japan, East Asia

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  • Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Professor

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

  • Stephen Robertson

    Stephen Robertson

    Professor

    U.S. History: digital history, history of sexuality, history of New York City, legal history

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  • Benjamin M. Schneider

    Benjamin M. Schneider

    Graduate Lecturer

    20th Century U.S. History, U.S. and the World, Military History, War Crimes, The World Wars, Imperial Japan

  • 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, scholarly digital storytelling, digital humanities

  • Vanessa Meikle Schulman

    Vanessa Meikle Schulman

    Associate Professor

    Art History: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture of the United States; periodical studies; history of technology

  • Susan E. Schulze

    Susan E. Schulze

    Associate 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

  • Nathan Sleeter

    Nathan Sleeter

    Assistant Professor

    U.S. History: Gifted children, cultural history, teaching and learning, digital

  • 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

    University 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

  • Gabrielle A Tayac

    Gabrielle A Tayac

    Associate Professor

  • John Turner

    John Turner

    Professor

    American Religion; Mormonism; History of Colonial New England

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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