Associate Professor

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Maryland

Malia McAndrew is an Associate Professor of History at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Her research and teaching focus on the study of gender and race in modern America. She also offers two courses in modern African history. Dr. McAndrew is currently writing a monograph that explores the ways in which popular conceptions of womanhood and beauty changed between War II and the birth of the second-wave feminist movement in the United States.

Additionally, Dr. McAndrew served as Director of the Arrupe Scholars Program, a distinctive undergraduate program that provides John Carroll University students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become advocates for positive social change.


“Beauty, Soft Power, and the Politics of Womanhood During the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952.” Journal of Women’s History Vol. 26, no. 4 (Winter 2014).

“Japanese-American Beauty Pageants and Minstrel Shows: The Performance of Race and Gender by Nisei Youth During World War II” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Vol. 7, no. 1 (January 2014).

“A Twentieth Century Triangle Trade: Selling Black Beauty at Home and Abroad, 1945-1965.” Enterprise & Society Vol. 11, no. 4 (December 2010): 786-812.

Courses Taught

  • HS 150: Introduction to U.S. Women’s History
  • HS 195A: 20th Century Youth Culture
  • HS 197: African History Through Autobiography
  • HS 197A: Women in the Contemporary World
  • HS 212: United States History since 1877
  • HS 261: History as Art and Science
  • HS 442: United States History since 1945
  • HS 495: African American Cultural History
  • HS 495A: Women & Gender in Recent U.S. History
  • HS 497: Women and Gender in Modern Africa