Empire State College

My Curriculum Vitae

Kim Hewitt

Ph.D. American Civilization, University of Texas at Austin 2002
Dissertation: Psychedelics and Psychosis: LSD and Changing Views of Mental Illness 1943-1966, advisor Mark C. Smith, nominated for the American Studies Association Gabriel Prize
areas of expertise: twentieth-century America, social history, history of psychiatry, body studies

M.A. American Civilization, University of Texas at Austin 1994
Thesis: Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink

B.A. English, University of Maryland, magna cum laude, 1987


Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator for American History and American Studies, Empire State College, Fall 2005-present
American Social History 1865-present
The Development of Gender Identity
Postwar America: Sex, Psyche and Politics
Women's Social History

Adjunct, Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Liberal Arts, Spring 2005
American History 1865-present

Adjunct, Brooklyn College, History Department, 2004-2005
Shaping the Modern World: A Global Perspective 1500-present
American Social History 1865-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Arizona State University West, Department of American Studies and Department of Integrative Studies, 2002-2004
Introduction to American Studies
Introduction to American Lives
American Systems II: 1865-present
African American Experience Post WWII
History and Philosophy of Social Science (graduate and undergraduate)
First Year Composition
History of Science
Women and Madness (graduate and undergraduate)
History of the Body (graduate and undergraduate)

Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of American Civilization, 2000–2002
Women and Madness (writing component class, cross-listed with Women’s Studies. I was wholly responsible for this class.)

Lecturer, University of Texas at San Antonio, American Studies Program, 1999-2000
Basic Issues in American Culture
Women and Madness
Creating Women: Beauty Culture and Self-Creation 1850-present

Program Coordinator and Teacher, Drug Education Awareness Program, University of Texas Health Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1997

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Department of American Civilization, 1994-1996
Main Currents in American Life
Art and Photography of the West

Copy and Production Editor, Waverly Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988-1992


Encyclopedia of Counterculture entries: homelessness, body art, Aldous Huxley, LSD, peyote, Ken Kesey, Merry Pranksters, accepted for publication.

“Martial Arts is Nothing if Not Cool: Speculations about the Intersections Between Martial Arts and African American Expressive Culture,” In: Afro-Asian: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections between African and Asian Americans, Bill Mullens and Fred Ho, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, accepted for publication.

“Teaching Mental Illness as a Disability,” Radical History Review, 94 (2006): 155-169.

“Rize”, film review, Journal of Popular Culture Music Studies, 17(3) (2005): 347.

“Body Piercing,” In: Religion and American Culture: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity and Popular Expressions, Vol. II, Luis Leon and Gary Laderman, eds., Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003: 356-357.

"A Biochemical Bridge to the Embodied Psyche: LSD Research 1945-1965," Bulletin of the Multidisciplinary Study for Psychedelic Research, 9(1) (1999): 30-34.

Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

"The Black Rocker on the Rise,” Popular Culture Review, 6(2) (1995): 115-126.

Professional Development

“Becoming American: The New Woman from the Gibson Girl to the Triangle Fire,” Women’s Residency, Empire State College, April 2006

“The Politics of Plagiarism,”A New Age for Academic Integrity, All College Conference, Empire State College, March 2006 (with Linzi Kemp, All Lawrence, Tom Grunfield and Susan Tratner)

“The Queerest World Ever: Implications of Accepting Asexuality,” Women’s History Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, March 2006

Panel moderator, “The Shape and Nature of the City: Versions of the Public,” NYMASA conference, October 2005

“Challenging Social Reality,” Words, Images and The Framing of Social Reality, The New School, April 2005

Interview on body modification, WHYY, National Public Radio affiliate, Philadelphia, November 1999

“LSD and Changing Ideas of Mental Illness: William Burroughs’ and Dilworth Wayne Woolley’s Experiments with Hallucinogenic Drugs,” in Visions That the Plants Gave Us series, St, Lawrence University, February 1999

“Punk Self-Affliction as Social Message,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 1996


Academic Review Committee, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College

Co-Chair, Academic Quality Review Committee, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College

Master’s degree committee member, “Problems of Containment in Episteme as Possible Clues to the Implementation of the Conscious Self,” by Darren Casella, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University West, 2002-2003

Consultant, documentary “Written on the Body,” by Margaret Zigman and Dianna Ray, Simpatico Films, 1999

Senior Honors thesis advisor, “Identity Artists,” by Iliana L. Peters, Undergraduate Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 1999

Fellowships and Awards

University of Texas Livingston Fellowship 1998-1999, Research Award from Multi-Disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies 1999, Bruton Scholarship 1997, University of Texas University Fellowship 1992-1993, Phi Beta Kappa 1985

(Content from KimHewitt's personal web site.)