Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Timothy Patrick McCarthy (he/him) is an award-winning historian, educator, and human rights and social justice activist who has taught on the faculty at Harvard University since 2005. The adopted only son and grandson of public school teachers and faculty workers, Dr. McCarthy currently holds a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Education and John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. He is also the Academic Director Emeritus and Stanley Paterson Professor of American History in the Boston Clemente Course, a free college humanities program for lower income adults, and co-recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Twice named one of Harvard Crimson’s “Professors of the Year,” he is the recipient of the 2019 Manuel C. Carballo Award, the Kennedy School’s highest teaching honor. Educated at Harvard College and Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in History, Dr. McCarthy is the author or editor of six books, including the forthcoming Stonewall’s Children: Living Queer History in the Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love (New Press) and Reckoning with History: Unfinished Stories of American Freedom (Columbia UP). He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Repertory Theater, where he hosts and directs A.R.T. of Human Rights and Resistance Mic!.