Eastern Michigan University
direct edit

John G. McCurdy

Associate Professor

701-S Pray-Harrold



Home Department

History & Philosophy


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