Margaret T. McFadden

Associate Professor of American Studies, and Christian A. Johnson Associate Professor of Integrative Liberal Learning

Box 4581

Phone: 207-859-4581
Fax: 207-859-4705
Mailing Address:
4581 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8845


Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Wells College

Areas of Expertise

  • American popular culture, especially gender/sexuality in popular culture
  • Twentieth-century American comedy and humor
  • Media studies/Television studies

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AM135A ANew York City: Global Crossroads
AM171 AIntroduction to American Studies
AM243 AIntroduction to Television Studies: The L Word
AM493A ASeminar: Neoliberal America
IS135 ANew York: Modern Global City


“’People shouldn’t be forgotten’: Cold Case’s Pursuit of History’s Ghosts,” in The Journal of Popular Film and Television (forthcoming, December 2014).
“L is for Looking: Art and Representation on The L Word,” in Feminist Media Studies (December 2010).
Revised version reprinted in Dana Heller, ed. Loving the L Word (2013).
“Shall We Dance? Gender and Class Conflict in Astaire-Rogers Dance Musicals,” in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Sept. 2008).
The L Word (Wayne State University Press, 2014)
The L Word (Wayne State University Press, 2014)


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