Butcher

First Name: 
Tom
Position: 
Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
Email: 
tmbutcher@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
tmb7hx
Phone: 
434-882-2960
Office Address: 

201 Levering Hall

PO Box 400172

Charlottesville, VA 22904

Photo: 
Tom
Degrees: 

BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010 (Majors: German & Humanities; Minor: History)

MA, University of Virginia, 2013 (History)

PhD, University of Virginia, expected 2018 (History)

Introduction: 

Tom is a historian of modern Europe, focusing on the history of ideas about sex, gender, and sexuality. His dissertation, “Sexual Spectra: Biology, Bodies, and Sexual Politics in Europe, 1898–1933,” argues that in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries several important thinkers came to understand biological sex (that is, biological maleness, femaleness, or intersexuality) as a spectrum, rather than as a binary of male and female. These thinkers came from a wide range of scientific and humanistic intellectual circles, including psychologists, sexologists, physicians, research biologists, philosophers, feminists, and gay rights activists. Tom also has research interests in the history of identity more broadly, particularly national identity, as well as the history of philosophy.

Office Hours: 

Wednesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm, By appointment

Faculty Type: 
Adjunct Faculty