The American Studies Program
405D Faculty Memorial Hall
Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458
Micki McGee, an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is Director of American Studies. McGee received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York in 2002. Her first book, Self-Help, Inc: Makeover Culture in American Life (Oxford University Press, 2005), examines America's burgeoning culture of self-improvement. Self-Help, Inc. has been widely reviewed and discussed in national and international publications including Le Monde Diplomatique, The New Statesman, Newsweek, Salon.com, the American Journal of Sociology, American Quarterly, and Social Forces. In 2006 Dr. McGee began research on the impact of Yaddo, the renowned artists’ and writers’ retreat, on twentieth-century American culture. This project resulted in an edited volume Yaddo: Making American Culture (Columbia UP, 2008) and a critically acclaimed exhibition that she developed for the New York Public Library. The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the National Science Foundation; the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and residencies at the McDowell Colony and Blue Mountain Center, her essays and articles have been published by The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Contexts, Afterimage, Art & Text, High Performance and Social Text, as well as by the Centre Georges Pompidou and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. McGee also chairs Fordham's Digital Humanities Working Group.
Director, American Studies
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday by appointment in FMH 405D.
To schedule an appointment, visit: http://bit.ly/DrMcGeeOfficeHours.
Email: mmcgee [at] fordham [dot] edu.
M Tong, Graduate Assistant
Office Hours: Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm; Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm in FMH 405D.
Email: amerstudies [at] fordham [dot] edu