Faculty profile

Mary McCune

Associate Professor
Department Chair


433A Mahar
Faculty member Mary McCune


  • American and European women's history
  • US immigration history
  • ethnic history


  • “The Whole Wide World, Without Limits”: International Relief, Gender Politics and American Jewish Women, 1893-1930. American Jewish Civilization Series, ed. Jonathan Sarna and Moses Rischin.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press, 2005
  • “Immigrants, Family, and ‘Ellis Island Whiteness.’” Part of a Forum on Teaching Immigration and Ethnic History Through Film.  Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Summer 2011): 25-30.
  • "Insignificant’ Lives, Significant Writings.”  Review essay in Journal of Women’s History 20 (Summer 2008): 174-182.
  • “Formulating the‘Women’s Interpretation of Zionism’: Hadassah Recruitment of Non-Zionist American Women, 1914-1930.”  In Partners in Palestine: American Jewish Women in the Yishuv and Early State of Israel, ed. Shulamit Reinharz and Mark A. Raider,  90-111.  Boston: University Press of New England, 2005.
  • “’She Will Be the Mary Poppins We Have Been Searching For’”: The Rise of Feminism and Organizational Change in the Cleveland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women,” forthcoming in Cleveland Jews in the Urban Midwest.  Rutgers University Press (Feb. 2020).    

Awards and honors

Member of:

  • Board of Editors, Women's History Review
  • Academic Council, American Jewish Historical Society
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Immigration and Ethnic History Society
  • Urban History Association


Ph.D., History, Ohio State University, 2000
MA,History, Ohio State University, 1994
MA, Russian Literature, University at Albany, 1990
BA, Russian Language and Russian & East European Studies, University at Albany, 1987

Classes taught

  • US Since1865
  • Women in American History, 1865-Present
  • American Immigration and Ethnic History
  • Women in 20th Century United States
  • History of Sexuality in U.S. and Ireland