Department of History

Monica R. Gisolfi,
Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Columbia
  • M.A., Columbia
  • B.A. Barnard College

Academic Interests

Dr. Monica Gisolfi is an associate professor of history. Her book -- The Take Over: Chicken Farming and the Roots of American Agribusiness, 1914-2007 -- explores the rise of American agribusiness. Her current book project tells the story of the long Civil Rights movement, specifically the plight of African American farmers in the American South as they fought for economic justice.

Courses Taught

  • HST 106: US Since 1865
  • HST 290: Americans & The Natural World
  • HST 334: The New South
  • HST 330: Public History
  • HST 440: The American South, From Reconstruction to the Reagan Revolution
  • HST 442: The American Dream: An Economic and Social History of the 20th c. U.S.
  • HST 456: US Environmental HistoryHST 522: The US Civil Rights Movement
  • HST 525: The American Dream: An Economic and Social History of the 20th c. U.S.
  • HST 533: U.S. Environmental History

Significant Publications

  • The Take Over: Chicken Farming and the Roots of American Agribusiness, 1914-2007 (forthcoming, UGA Press)
  • "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
  • "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).