Portrait of Amy Farrell, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Amy Farrell

Amy Erdman Farrell is the James Hope Caldwell Memorial Chair of Liberal Arts and Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is the author of 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). She has shared her research on national popular media, including Bitch, the New Yorker, Psychology Today, NPR, CNN, and The Colbert Report, and from 2019-2020 served as an American Council of Learned Societies fellow. She is a 2021-22 Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, working on a project focusing on key moments in the history of the Girl Scouts of the USA, ones that illuminate struggles over the meanings of girlhood, feminism, racial equality, empire, and nationalism.

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