Molly McGarry
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., New York University, 1999

Areas of specialization: 19th Century U.S., Cultural History; Gender & Sexuality, Public History

(951) 827-1577


Molly McGarry received her B.A. from Cornell University and Ph.D. from New York University. She has worked as a curator and consultant for The New York Public Library, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, and the American Social History Project. Her exhibits have received curatorial awards from the American Association of Museums, the American Society for State and Local History, the International Association of Art Critics, and the Society of American Archivists. She is co-author with Fred Wasserman of Becoming Visible (Viking, 1999), co-editor with George Haggerty of A Companion to LGBT/Q Studies (Blackwell, 2007), and author of Ghosts of Futures Past (University of California Press, 2008).