Tara McCarthy received her Ph.D. in history at the University of Rochester in the fall of 2005. She spent one year as a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the writing program at the University of Rochester, and one year as a Visiting Professor of History at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, before joining the faculty at CMU.

Office: Powers 208​
Phone: (989) 774–3454
Email: mccar1tm@cmich.edu
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Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. McCarthy’s main research interests are American women, social reform movements, and immigration. Her current project traces the political activities of Irish-American women in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, focusing on Irish nationalism, ethnic organizations, suffrage, and the labor movement.​