Carnegie Mellon University

Timothy Haggerty

Timothy Haggerty

Adjunct Instructor
Director, Humanities Scholars Program


Tim Haggerty is currently the Director of the Humanities Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary honors program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon as well as an adjunct professor in History.

Broadly, his research interests examine changing roles of masculinity and the role of the state in formulating male identities in the nineteenth and twentieth century. This research has produced work that examines new cultural roles for men, as well as examining policy issues concerning sexuality and military service.

Besides his historical work, his satirical commentary appears in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette frequently.

In support of his dissertation research, he was awarded a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and, with Jared Day, has received support from the New-York Historical Society and the Bibliography Society of America to support current work on the satirical newspapers of antebellum New York.


Ph.D.: Carnegie Mellon University 1995


  • (with Jared N. Day) “The Bachelor and the Landlady” Seaport Magazine, Winter 2005.
  • “History Repeating Itself: Gay Men and Lesbians in the Military Before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'” in Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Military, Aaron Belkin and Geoffrey Bateman, eds. (Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Reiner Publishers, 2003) 8-53.
  • co-author, Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment National Defense Research Institute, RAND (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1993).
  • “The American Civil War” and “The Gay Rights Movement” in The Encyclopedia of Social History (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993).
  • (with Peter N. Stearns) "Coping with Fear: A Transition in American Emotional Standards, 1850-1950" American Historical Review 96, no. 1 (February, 1991), 63-94.
  • (with John Modell) “The Social Impact of War,” Annual Review of Sociology 17 (1991), 205-224.
Department Member Since: 1995