Dr. McCarthy’s main research interests are American women, social reform movements, and immigration. 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.
Publications & Presentations
Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880-1920. Syracuse University Press, 2018.
- B.S. Education, University of Maine, 1994
- M.A. History, Syracuse University, 1997
- Ph.D. in History at the University of Rochester, 2005
Dr. McCarthy’s areas of specialization include 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.
- Women in America
- The Struggle for Equality: The United States From 1865
- Research Seminar (20th Century America)
- The Craft of History