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Jeanine Mazak-Kahne

  • Jeanine Mazak-KahneJeanine Mazak-Kahne, associate professor (PhD Michigan State University 2009), specializes in public and 20th-century U.S. history. She teaches courses in public history and public memory, organized crime, archival principles and practices, and oral history. Her research interests include local history, public history education, organized crime, and the representations of gender in FBI case files.

    Her recent work examines the importance of partnerships between university public history education and local historical institutions as a tool for instruction as well as a way to foster civic engagement in young public history professionals. Dr. Mazak-Kahne’s current research project examines the late 1940’s conflict between an aluminum workers’ local and USWA district administration, against the backdrop of USWA negotiations with Big Steel, as a struggle for control of the local’s influence in community affairs.

    Dr. Mazak-Kahne serves as the History program’s internship coordinator and the graduate program coordinator.

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