Education1987 Georgetown University, B.A.
1993 University of Connecticut, M.A.
2005 University of Connecticut, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtU.S. History since 1877
History of Sexuality
Florida since 1513
Immigration and Ethnicity in U.S. History
Career SpecialtiesCharles McGraw specializes in the history of the United States and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the years between 1877 and 1917. His research and teaching interests include the fields of labor and immigration, gender and sexuality, and public history.
Professional and Community Activities:McGraw is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled Bedside Manners: Work, Sexuality, and the Invention of the Spanish-American War Nurse.The project explores the significance of imperial discourse, sexuality and public commemoration in the crafting of professional nursing identity in the United States.
He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Women’s History and History Workshop Journal.His most recent article, “Mammy at MacClenny, Jezebel in Jacksonville: Black Women’s Health Work in History and Memory,” is forthcoming in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.
He has presented papers at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and at the annual conferences of the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association.
His research has been supported by an Albert J. Beveridge Grant from the American Historical Association, as well as by residential fellowships from the Newberry Library and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and The New-York Historical Society.
Honors and AwardsHe is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History, Delta Omicron Chapter.He was awarded a one-year dissertation fellowship by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.He is most proud of receiving the University of Connecticut History Department’s graduate student teaching award.