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.

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 and War in the Twentieth Century