Elizabeth Toohey

Associate Professor of English

Elizabeth Toohey


Ph.D., English, CUNY Graduate Center, Women's Studies Certificate, 2006

B.A., Art History, Wesleyan University, 1994

Research Interests

Post-9/11 film and fiction, contemporary American literature, women's studies, journalism


Elizabeth Toohey teaches journalism and advises the student newspaper, the Communiqué. A regular contributor to theChristian Science Monitor, she reviews novels and non-fiction on women's history, postcolonial studies, and American culture. Her writings on 9/11's aftermath as it appears in film and fiction have been published in several peer-reviewed books and journals. Her current research examines journalism as a form of anti-racist pedagogy and immersive learning that promotes stronger student writing and information literacy.

She is a 2021 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

View Dr. Toohey's CV.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.