Molly McGehee

Mollye McGeheeMolly McGehee, Associate Professor of American Studies. teaches interdisciplinary courses on topics within African American Studies, Southern Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Oxford College. Her current book project focuses on the Atlanta imaginary in modern and contemporary fiction, and her scholarly work has appeared in Cinema JournalStudies in American CultureSouthern SpacesNorth Carolina Literary Review with essays on Pearl Cleage, Margaret Mitchell, and Celestine Sibley among other topics. At Oxford, she hosts the annual Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which brings six films and their directors/producers to campus throughout each academic year. With Oxford’s Global Connections program, she has accompanied students to Japan and throughout the U.S. South. In spring of 2015, the Black Student Alliance at Oxford presented McGehee with the Reta Cobb Award. Prior to her appointment at Oxford College, Dr. McGehee spent six years at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where she received the 2012-13 Professor of the Year Award; an Excellence in Teaching Award from the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities association; and was named a finalist for the 2013 South Carolina Governor’s Professor of the Year Award. Her degrees are from Davidson College, University of Mississippi, and Emory University.