Eastern Michigan University
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John G. McCurdy

Associate Professor

701-S Pray-Harrold

734.487.0906

jmccurdy@emich.edu

Home Department

History & Philosophy

Education

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2000
M.A., University of Chicago, 1996
B.A., Knox College, 1995

Interests and Expertise

History of Sexuality; LGBT History; Masculinity

Curriculum Vitae 

Publications and Presentations

Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2009).

“Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown,” in New Men: Manliness in Early America, ed. Thomas A. Foster (New York: New York University Press, 2011).

“‘Your Affectionate Brother’: Complementary Manhoods in the Letters of John and Timothy Pickering,” Early American Studies 4 (2006): 512-45.

"We the Bachelors," The New York Times (4 July 2009), A19.

Courses Taught

  • HIST/WGST 325: History of Sexuality

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344