Affiliated Faculty


I am a professor of history at the University of Virginia. I teach survey courses on 18th-20th century South Asia as well as upper-level seminar coures and graduate courses on the Partition of the Indian subcontinent and blasphemy politics in South Asia.


Dr. Kaufmann is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy, Ethics & Entrepreneurship area at the Darden School of Business. A business ethicist by training, she uses both normative and empirical methods in her research on contemporary issues in business ethics, including social & environmental impact, impact investing, and feminist approaches to organizing.

Tobbell, PhD

Dr. Tobbell’s research examines the complex political, economic, and social relationships that developed among academic institutions, governments, and the health care industry in the decades after World War II and assesses the implications of those relationships for the current health care system. 


David J. Getsy is an art historian, curator, and art writer focusing on modern and contemporary art. He has published seven books and has curated several exhibitions, and his current projects undertake archive-based recoveries of suppressed histories of queer and genderqueer art and performance. He also speaks and writes on recent developments in contemporary art, performance, LGBT issues, and cultural production.


Allison (she/her/hers/ella) studies colonial science and technology, especially vernacular sciences like agriculture and mining. Her work applies literary methods to texts that bridge the gap between history and literature – scientific treatises, memoriales de arbitristas, legal papers, woodcuts, copperplate engravings, manuscript illustrations – to unearth the contributions of understudied groups, like women, Indigenous, and Afro-descendant artisans.


Dr Francesca Calamita is Associate Professor, General Faculty, and Director of the Undegraduate Programs in Italian Studies as well as Director of UVa in Siena and UVa in Florence. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality and currently she also serves as College Fellow in the Engagements.




Appomattox:  Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2013).


I am a historian of the twentieth century United States. My work focuses on how organized interest groups and everyday Americans influence government policy and the terms of political debate. Right now I'm beginning a project that examines the relationship between gender and whistleblowing in the modern United States.  I begin from the premise that there was something constitutive and not coincidental about the simultaneous rise of women in the workforce and the proliferation of whistleblower protection laws beginning in the 1970s.


Gary Ferguson is a specialist of the literature and culture of sixteenth-century France, and of early modern Europe more broadly. His research focuses on the areas of gender, sexuality, and queer studies; women’s writing; and the history of religion.


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