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My research is in twentieth-century U.S. political history, with a focus on gender, foreign policy, and the news media. I am especially interested in how social networks and political culture shape opinions about U.S. foreign policy.
Ph.D., History, Princeton University
M.S., Journalism, Columbia University
B.A., History, Stanford University
Kathryn J. McGarr. City of Newsmen: Public Lies and Professional Secrets in Cold War Washington. University of Chicago Press, 2022.
Kathryn J. McGarr. The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics. Public Affairs, 2011.
- “‘The World’s Greatest Hypocrites’: White Men and Diplomatic Reporting in the Early Cold War,” Modern American History (July 2022)
- “‘The Right to Voice Your Opinions’: A Historical Case Study in Audience Members’ Emotional Hostility to Radio Journalists,” Journalism (2022)
- “When the New York Times Liked Ike: The Newspaper’s Controversial Presidential Endorsements of 1952 and 1956.” American Journalism (spring 2022)
- “The Importance of Historical Perspective and Archival Methods in Political Communication Research,” Political Communication (2020)
- JOURN 201: Introduction to Mass Communication
- JOURN 405: Creative Non-Fiction
- JOURN/HIST 560: History of U.S. Media
- JOURN 669: Literary Aspects of Journalism
- JOURN/HIST 808: Mass Communication History