About

I was educated at Williams College (BA), Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA Cantab.), and Johns Hopkins University (PhD), and have taught in the English department at Rutgers University since 1996.  I have directed the Rutgers English Graduate Program, the Center for Cultural Analysis, and the School of Arts and Sciences Digital Humanities Initiative.  In 2018-19 I co-directed, with Andrew Goldstone, the Center for Cultural Analysis seminar in Classification.

In 2019-20 I was Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

From 2018-2020 I served as the President of C19:  The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.  My term as President recently ended with the election of a new leadership team (congratulations!) but I will continue to serve as Chair of the Virtual Conference Committee until our re-imagined all-digital conference on “Dissent” has concluded in October.

I co-direct the Black Bibliography Project with Jacqueline Goldsby (Yale).  We recently concluded a successful pilot program, designing data models for the collection and analysis of high quality metadata about black-authored books and periodicals.  We hope to take this project to scale in 2021.

Email:  mlmcgill [at] english.rutgers.edu

Twitter: @mlmcgill

Rutgers English faculty profile

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