Amy Aronson

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

Amy Aronson
Amy Beth Aronson

(1962-11-09) November 9, 1962 (age 57)
Academic work
InstitutionsFordham University
Main interestsJournalism and media Studies


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 lifeEdit

Amy Aronson is Jewish.[4] She is married to the sociologist Michael Kimmel, with whom she has a child, Zachary.[5]

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Aronson, Amy; Kimmel, Michael, eds. (2004). Men & Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781576077740.
  • Aronson, Amy; Kimmel, Michael (2011). Sociology now: the essentials (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 9780205731992.


  1. ^ "Aronson, Amy". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 13, 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. pp. 52. Amy Aronson jewish.
  5. ^ "Raising Feminist Sons: A Conversation With Michael And Zachary Kimmel". Role Reboot. September 12, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2019.

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