Faculty Profile

Amy Farrell

Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in the Liberal Arts; Executive Director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues (1991)

Contact Information

farrell@dickinson.edu

255 W Louther St
717.245.1869

Bio

Amy E. Farrell is the Ann and John Curley Chair of Liberal Arts and Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson College. Her research focuses on the history of second wave feminism, representations of gender and feminism in popular culture, and the history and representation of the body and fatness. She is the author of two books: Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism (University of North Carolina Press, 1998) and Fat Shame: Stigma and the fat Body in American Culture (New York University Press, 2011).

Education

  • B.A., Ohio University, 1985
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1988
  • Ph.D., 1991

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

AMST 202 Workshop in Cultural Analysis
Intensive workshop focused on theoretical approaches to the interpretation of social and cultural materials. The course provides an early exposure to theories and methods that will be returned to in greater depth in the senior year. Intended to develop independent skills in analysis of primary texts and documents.