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Mary Corey

Senior Continuing Lecturer

Contact Information

Office  9345 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-2416



Ph.D. UCLA, 1996


Distinguished Teaching Award 1984
(Fashion Institute)
Mabel Wilson Richards Award 1988-1989/ 1992-1993
Charles F. Scott Award 1988-1989/ 1989-1990/ 1992-1993 Jean Nidetch Dissertation Award 1989-1990
UCLA Dissertation Award 1990-1991
Carey McWilliams Fellowship 1991-1992
Hortense Fishbaugh Award 1992-1993
UCLA School of Journalism Award 1993-1994
Fashion Institute Scholar's Year Award 1993

Selected Publications

The World Through A Monocle: The New Yorker Magazine at Mid-Century, Harvard University Press, (Spring, 1999).

"Daniel Coker, Co-Founder of the A.M.E. Church," American National Biography (Oxford University Press).

"Mixed Messages: Representations of Consumption and Anti-Consumption in the New Yorker Magazine, 1945-1953," American Periodicals, Volume 4, 1994.

"Irresolute Spirits: Drink and Drinking in the Postwar New Yorker Magazine." Dionysus: Journal of Culture and Addiction, Winter, 1997."

Review Essay: Joe Gould’s Secret,” Journal of American History, December, 2000


August 1991, Pacific Branch of the American Historical Association, "Men and Women of Distinction: The New Yorker Magazine and the Meaning of Alcohol."

May, 1992, American Literature Association, "Mixed Messages: Representations of Consumption and Anti-Consumption in the New Yorker Magazine, 1945-1953."

February, 1993, Southern American Studies Association Biennial
"All That We Are Not: Others and the New Yorker World, 1945-1953."

March, 1994, Smithsonian Institution, "A Stranger in the House: The New Yorker Culture and its Domestic Help."

February, 1996, Addiction and Culture Conference, The Claremont Graduate School, "Distinguishing Spirits: Changing Meanings of Drink in the Postwar New Yorker Magazine."

May, 1997, UCLA Colloquium, "Un-American Activities: Anti-Anti-Communism in the Postwar New Yorker."

September, 1998, The Clark Library, "Historical Explanations of Racial Inequality," Grand Crossings: A Symposium to Honor the Life and Work of Alexander Saxton.

August, 1999, PB/AHA, Maui, Hawaii, "A Fine Romance: White Radicals and the Black Panther Party."

September, 2000, Economic History Association Annual Meeting, “Celluloid Capitalism.”


Historians' News Service
Film Teacher's Association
Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
Teachers For Social Responsibility
Representative on OAH Committee on The Position of Women in the Historical Profession
Member Western Association of Schools And Colleges Self-Study Committee (Fashion Institute)
American Studies Association


Work in progress:


Current Courses by Term

2019 Fall Quarter

20th-Century U.S. History since 1960

Honors Research in History

Directed Research in History

Teaching Apprentice Practicum