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Kevin McGruder

Location: 
307 McGregor
Phone: 
937-319-6307

Email:

kmcgruder@antiochcollege.org

Asst Professor History

Dr. McGruder was previously an adjunct assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), where he taught courses in African American studies and history, and was a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He’s also taught at Hostos Community College and Rutgers University, was the program director at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, director of real estate development and later chief operating officer with the Abyssinian Development Corporation, and executive director of Gay Men of African Descent, an education, advocacy and health services organization based in New York. His scholarly work has appeared in Black Sexualities: Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies from Rutgers University Press, the Journal of African American Studies, Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora, and The Black Scholar. He has a BA in economics from Harvard, an MBA from Columbia University, and a PhD in history from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

Education

Ph.D., History, City University of New York, Graduate Center
M.B.A., Real Estate Finance, Columbia University
B.A., Economics, Harvard University

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • “Pathologizing Sexuality: The U.S. Experience,” in Black Sexualities: Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies, edited by Sandra L. Barnes and Juan Battle, Rutgers University Press, 2010
  • “Black Sexuality in the U.S.: Presentations as Non-normative,” Journal of African American Studies, Online, October 2008, Springerlink, Print version, Vol. 13 (2009)
  • “To Be Heard in Print: Black Gay Writers in 1980s New York,” Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora, Spring/Summer 2005, Volume 6, Number 1 (North Carolina State University)
  • “Jane Ryder Fisher” The Black Scholar, Spring/Summer 1993

Courses

Summer 2012

HIST 110 Ohio Stories