Sturges Hall 314
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Kathleen Mapes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Labor and Immigration
Awards and Honors
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Richard L. Wentworth/Illinois Award in American History, 2010 for Sweet Tyranny
Publications and Professional Activities
Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics
AMST 201: U/Topics in American Studies:
This course will be an interdisciplinary investigation of major influences on and developments in American culture. Each semester there will be a focus on one chronological period, but a variety of topics will be covered. Such topics could include gender, religion, race, social movements and conditions, and artistic and literary developments. The course will emphasize student use and study of period writings and cultural materials; there will be guest lectures by faculty outside the departments of the instructors to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of the course. Offered once yearly
HIST 368: Making of Modern Am:1918-1945
This course will examine the ways modern American politics, economy, and culture were shaped by the period bounded by the two World Wars and marked by the Great Depression and the efforts of the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations to resolve it. Emphasis is on the domestic, social, political, and economic history of the period. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
INTD 105: Writing Seminar:
Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to freshmen.