Prior to her arrival at Oxford in the fall of 2014, Dr. McGehee spent six years at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where she was a tenured Associate Professor of English. There, 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.
Dr. McGehee lives in Oxford with her husband (farmer/educator Daniel Parson) and son (Benjamin).
BA| Davidson College| 1997
MA| University of Mississippi| 2000
Ph.D.| Emory University| 2007
English 185: Critical Reading and Writing
African American Literature
Introduction to American Studies
Fleming Faculty Service Award
Phi Eta Sigma Teaching Award
Emory University Research Committee (URC) Grant
Gregory-Rackley Career Development Grant
Reta Cobb Service Award
“Seeking Peace, Seeking Justice: Place-Based Pedagogies and Global Connections.” In Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-Based Education: From the Abstract to the Quotidian. Eds. Deric Shannon and Jeff Galle. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming 2017. (Co-authored with Jill Petersen Adams.)
“Disturbing the Peace: Lost Boundaries, Pinky, and Censorship in Atlanta, Georgia, 1945-1952.” In Atlanta Goes to the Movies. Eds. Matthew Bernstein and Dana White. Athens: U of Georgia P, forthcoming 2017. [This is a reprint of article published in Cinema Journal 46.1 (2006).]
“Moving Away from the Lenticular?: The Politics of Race, Gender, and Place in Godfrey Cheshire’s Moving Midway,” North Carolina Literary Review 24 (2015): 52-65. Available at http://issuu.com/eastcarolina/docs/nclr2015-online-final/52.
“Dynamiting the Levees: The South in Transition in Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun,” Studies in American Culture 35.1 (2012): 95-110. Winner of Jerome K. Stern Award for Best Article in Studies in American Culture, 2012.
“An ‘Urban Oasis’: Pearl Cleage’s West End Imaginary.” In Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood: Essays on Her Prose Works. Ed. Tikenya Foster-Singletary and Aisha Francis. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. 15-36.
“Anne Rivers Siddons.” American Writers Supplement XXII. Ed. Jay Parini. Gale, 2011. 239-54.
“A Plague of Bulldozers: Celestine Sibley and Suburban Sprawl,” Southern Spaces (March 2009). Available at http://www.southernspaces.org.
“Disturbing the Peace: Lost Boundaries, Pinky, and Censorship in Atlanta, Georgia, 1945-1952.” Cinema Journal 46.1 (2006): 23-51.
“Celestine Sibley’s Atlanta Imaginary,” Revival: Lost Southern Voices, sponsored by Georgia State University/Georgia Perimeter, April 1, 2017 (invited speaker).
“Transfusing Exurban Atlanta: Vampires, Television Tourism, and the Not-Quite-Deadness of Rural Georgia,” Southern American Studies Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 2017.
“Sleuthing and the City: Atlanta, Contemporary Detective Fiction, and the Re-Inscription of Southern Identity,” The Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2016.
“Bitter Gardens, Glossy Guns, and the Ziney South,” Currencies/ Exchanges/ Convergences: Contemporary Southern Media Roundtable, The Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2016.
“Out of Denmark and the U.S. South: Karen Blixen and Carson McCullers,” Oxford College Community Classroom, Oxford, Georgia, December 2015.
“Becoming Known: Liminality and the Search for American Identity in Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans,” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference (MELUS), Athens, Georgia, April 2015.
“Out of Denmark: The Literary Alliance of Carson McCullers and Karen Blixen,” Southern American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2015.
“The Magic Island Revisited: William Seabrook and the U.S. South-Caribbean Connection,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2014.
The Atlanta imaginary in fiction; LGBTQ life and literature in/of the South; race, class, and gender relations within southern literature and history