Jeffrey Rossman

Jeffrey J. Rossman

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997
A.B., Harvard University, 1989
AS-HIST Stalin's Great Terror: A Documentary History of Soviet Perpetrators
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
July 01, 2013 – August 31, 2015
AS-HIST Kosicki ACLS New Faculty Fellow
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
July 01, 2012 – July 01, 2013
HIST 150: Special Topics in History
Special Topics in History.
USEM 1580: University Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Consult the University Seminars web page at (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
HIST 2013: Why Did They Kill? Interpreting Genocide and Its Perpetrators
Credits: 3
Grounded in discussion and analysis of primary sources from twentieth-century genocides, key works of scholarship, and documentary films, this course endeavors to understand the complex but tragically recurring process whereby regimes from across the political spectrum implement policies of one-sided mass killing and transform ordinary people into genocidal killers.
HIEU 2162: History of Russia Since 1917
Credits: 3
Explores the collapse of the Russian Empire and the rise of the Communist state. Emphasizes the social revolution, Stalinism and subsequent 'de-Stalinization,' national minorities, and the collapse of the Soviet regime.
HIST 2559: New Course in General History
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of general history.
HIST 3281: Genocide
Credits: 3
History of genocide and other forms of one-sided, state-sponsored mass killing in the twentieth century. Case studies include the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the mass killings that have taken place under Communist regimes (e.g., Stalin's USSR, Mao's China, Pol Pot's Cambodia).
HIEU 4502: Seminar in Post-1700 European History
Credits: 4
The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HIST 4591: Topics in History
Credits: 3–4
Topics courses are small, discussion-oriented classes available to any student with sufficient background and interest in a particular field of historical study. Offered irregularly, they are open to majors or non-majors on an equal basis.
HIST 5621: Genocide
Credits: 3
Readings and discussion of the history of genocide and other forms of one-sided, state-sponsored mass killing in the twentieth century.
HIST 8001: Master's Essay Writing
Credits: 3
Master's Essay Writing offers first-year doctoral students in History and those in the JD/MA program a workshop in which to discuss and develop an article-length work of original scholarship. Prerequisite: First-year history Ph.D. students or JD/MA students
HIST 9960: Readings in History
Credits: 3
This course is a graduate-level adaptation of an undergraduate course in history. The graduate-level adaption requires additional research, readings, or other academic work established by the instructor beyond the undergraduate syllabus.
HIST 9961: Supervised Reading and Tutorial
Credits: 3
Graduate study of the historiography of a particular topic or historical period, equivalent to a graduate-level colloquium course. Prerequisites: Approval of director of graduate studies or department chair.

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship, 2013-15

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant, 2013-15

Center for International Studies Research Grant, 2013, 2012

College of Arts & Sciences Research Grant, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005 

Faculty Summer Research Grant, 2013, 2009, 2006, 2001

Sesquicentennial Fellowship, 2009, 2003

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 2002

IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship, 2002

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard Univ., 1998-99