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
Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics
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.
HIST 264: S/U/US Immigration History
Within the context of the basic narrative of American history, this course will explore the history of immigrants in America from the 1830s to the present, with special attention to the issues of assimilation, acculturation, Americanization, ethnicization, naturalization, nativism, and immigration restriction. Immigration history is an excellent lens for exploring the nation's common institutions and ideals and America's evolving relation with the world. Credits: 3(3-0). Not offered on a regular basis
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 of 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