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Kathleen Mapes

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 5A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Kathleen Mapes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century
  • U.S.
  • Labor and Immigration
  • Rural history


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 Mapes
Fall 2016 Classes

HIST 250:
S/U/Work&Workers in Modrn Amer

    This course will explore the history of work, workers, and workers' movements in America from the era of the Civil War to the present, with special attention to the unique aspects of race, ethnicity,
    and gender that shaped the American working class. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 391:
Sr Sem:Contesting Citizenship

    A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well
    as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 301 and HIST 302. Offered every fall & spring semester
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INTD 105:
Writing Sem:Family Histories

    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.
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