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Kathleen Mapes

Associate Professor of History
Doty Hall 207
Portrait of Kathleen Mapes

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

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

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 302: Res in History: Rural History

    This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major that form prerequisites for upper level classes. This course is focused on critical analysis of historical evidence and instruction in historical research methods and writing. Students read, evaluate, and critique a range of different types of primary source evidence, practice locating and retrieving reliable primary and secondary sources, and use these skills to support the crafting of historical arguments in both short papers and longer research projects. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes work with primary sources specific to the seminar topic. This class is reading and writing intensive.