Micki McGee

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Micki McGee is a sociologist and cultural critic. From 2006-2009 she served as the Spencer Trask & Company Curator for Yaddo, where her work focused on developing a major exhibition and edited volume based on Yaddo's records. Yaddo: Making American Culture, on view at the NYPL from October 2008 through February 2009 drew nearly 80,000 viewers. The accompanying volume was published by Columbia University Press (2008). While at work on this exhibition, McGee and her research team began development of a database for the visualizing Yaddo's community, which is currently in beta testing with a team of graduate students from Katy Borner's InfoViz group at Indiana University Bloomington. She has developed and directed numerous public humanities programs, including The Body in Question for the YMCA of the USA and the American Library Association (1994, NEH funded); and Girls Dig It: A Online Archaeology Program for Girls, developed for Girls Incorporated (1999, NEH and NSF funded.) In 2009 she was a fellow at the NEH Summer Institute on "Broadening the Digital Humanities" hosted by Vectors/USC's Institute for Multimedia Learning and in 2010 she participated in the NEH Summer Institute on "Networks and Network Mapping for the Humanities" hosted by UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. McGee is also the author of Self-Help, Inc: Makeover Culture in American Life (Oxford UP, 2005) and holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an MFA and BA from the University of California at San Diego. She teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University in New York, where she leads the university's Digital Humanities Working Group.

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