Jeanine Mazak-Kahne

Jeanine Mazak-KahneAssociate Professor

Spring 2021 Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • And by appointment
  • Via Zoom

Education

  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MA, Duquesne University (Public History)
  • BA, Gannon University

Academic Interests

  • Public History
  • 20th Century US History
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Crime and Vice
  • Labor and Working Class

Profile

Jeanine Mazak-Kahne, associate professor, specializes in public history (archival studies, local history, museum studies), the history of Pennsylvania, and the history of organized crime.

Her current service projects explore the importance of partnerships between collegiate public history programs and local institutions as not only a tool for instruction, but also a way to foster civic engagement in future public historians.

Mazak-Kahne's research focuses on organized crime in western Pennsylvania and its influence on the political economies of industrial communities. Current research projects center on voter fraud in Westmoreland County in the 1950s, gunrunning during the Cuban Revolution, and federal raids on illegal gambling houses in the 1960s.

Mazak-Kahne serves as the advisor to undergraduate Public History certificate students.

Spring 2021 Courses

  • HIST 196 - Explorations in US History
  • HIST 360 - Pennsylvania History

Fall 2021 Courses

  • HIST 196 - Explorations in US History
  • HIST 420 - Introduction to Public History