Amy Aronson

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Amy Aronson
Born Amy Beth Aronson
(1962-11-09) November 9, 1962 (age 55)
Academic work
Institutions Fordham University
Main interests Journalism and media Studies

Amy Beth Aronson (born November 9, 1962)[1] is a Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Fordham University.[2]


Aronson gained her Ph.D. in 1996 from Columbia University.[3]


Professor Amy Aronson specializes in media history, with a focus on American magazines and periodical literature. Within that frame, her primary research interest is gender, including both femininity and masculinity studies. A scholar-practitioner, she has published both scholarly and journalistic work on issues of gender, diversity, journalism history and American culture. She has worked as the editor of several magazines, including Working Woman and Ms., and has published work in BusinessWeek, Global Journalist, and the Sunday supplement of the Boston Globe. She examined the history of early American women's magazines in her book "Taking Liberties". Her article "Everything Old is New Again: How the 'New' User-Generated Magazine Takes Us Back to the Future." won Best Article of the Year Award from the American Journalism Historians Association.

Personal life[edit]

Amy Aronson is Jewish.[4] She is married to the sociologist Michael Kimmel.

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ "Aronson, Amy". Library of Congress. Retrieved 13 October 2015. data sheet (b. 11-09-62) 
  2. ^ "Amy Aronson". Fordham University. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Aronson, Amy B. (1996). Understanding equals: audience and articulation in the early American women's magazine (Ph.D.). New York: Columbia University. OCLC 39456502. 
  4. ^ Dorff, Elliot N. (2008). Jewish choices, jewish voices. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society. p. 52. 

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