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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 (1991)

Contact Information

Leave of absence 2019-20

farrell@dickinson.edu

Allison Hall Room 212

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

Awards

  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005-06