Monica Gisolfi, Assistant Professor

Morton Hall 253 | |

picture of Monica Gisolfi

Monica Gisolfi specializes in the history of the American South and is particularly interested in environmental, landscape, and agricultural history, and public memory and commemoration.  She earned her Ph.D. in United States History from Columbia University in 2007.  Professor Gisolfi is currently writing a book that examines the rise of Southern agribusiness and its environmental, human, and social costs.  Her publications include “From Crop Lien to Contract Farming: The Roots of Agribusiness in the American South, 1929-1939,” originally published in Agricultural History and later anthologized in The Best American History Essays 2008, and “Leaving the Farm to Save the Farm: Poultry Farmers, Contract Farming, and the Necessity of “Public Work, 1950-1970,” in Moving Workers, Moving Capital (University of Florida Press, 2008).

Professor Gisolfi offers courses on The History of the U.S. South, Environmental History, Public History, The History of the Gilded Age, and United States History. 


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