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Timothy Patrick McCarthy

instructor, history, Harvard

Timothy Patrick McCarthy is a scholar and activist who teaches at Harvard University. After graduating with honors from Harvard, Dr. McCarthy went on to receive his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University. He is a specialist on the history of American race relations and civil rights, democratic social movements, political rhetoric, and media culture. McCarthy is the co-editor of two books, *The Radical Reader* (2003) and *Prophets of Protest* (2006), both of which were published by *The New Press*. An award-winning teacher and public servant, Dr. McCarthy is the Academic Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities in Dorchester, MA, and the Founding Director of Harvard's Alternative Spring Break Church Rebuilding Project, where he brings students down South each year to help rebuild African-American churches that have been burned in arson attacks. He lectures widely across the country, and is a frequent media commentator.