Kathleen Mapes

Associate Professor of History
Doty Hall 207

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

Professor Mapes is a scholar of U.S. labor history.

Jordan Kleiman

Office Hours (Spring 2020)

T/Th 11:15-12:45
T 2:15-3:45

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois


  • Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics

More About Me

Research Interests

Twentieth Century
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


  • HIST 101: Intro to the History Major

    This is an introductory course for first semester college students considering a major in history. The course will introduce students to the discipline of history and career paths for history majors, will provide enhanced advisement and planning for the undergraduate degree, will provide problem solving assistance to students as they navigate the first semester of college, will expose students to the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available to history majors at Geneseo, and will provide opportunities for students to interact with members of the faculty and more advanced undergraduates. This class is open to any first year student at the college interested in majoring in history.

  • HIST 250: Work and Workers in America

    This course will explore the history of work, workers, and workers' movements in America from the era of the Colonial Era to the present, with special attention to the unique aspects of race, ethnicity, and gender that shaped the American working class.