Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

History : History Department Faculty

Marcy May

Warner Hall #220
Office Phone: (203) 837-8481


Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, 1984

Teaching Interests:

American History
History of Women

Research Interests and Publications: 

Professor May received her Ph.D. in 1984 from SUNY-Binghamton, earning one of the first doctoral degrees officially granted in the History of Women.  May has been a Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College and Harvard University, a Revson Fellow in Women and Public Policy at the Center for Women and Government at SUNY-Albany, and received the Berkshire Fellowship of the Coordinating Committee of Women’s Historians.  In addition, she has held fellowships from the American Bar Foundation in legal history and from Yale University.  May co-edited The What’s New Christian Right (Routledge, 1996) with Melvin Urofsky.  She has also published articles in Labor History, American Quarterly, Feminist Studies and other scholarly journals. Women’s Roles in Twentieth Century America was published in 2009. She is currently working on a new book, Visual History and the Politics of Memory.

Professor May teaches courses in American history, historiography, and the history of women.