Office Hours

  • Thur. 11:45 - 12:45, 2:45 - 3:45



Kathleen Mapes

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 314
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 2014 Classes

HIST 367:
Making of Indus Amer:1877-1918

    This course will examine the emergence of American industrialism, the consolidation of a strong national state, the development of an expansionist foreign policy, and the ways in which the processes o
    f immigration, urbanization, and proletarianization laid the foundations for modern America in the period between Reconstruction and the First World War. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. 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 220 and HIST 221. Offered every fall & spring semester
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HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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