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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.

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 250: S/U/Work & 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.

  • HUMN 221: W/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.