Rebecca Mead

Rebecca MeadRebecca Mead

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Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
M.A., History, San Francisco State University, 1991
B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude, University of New Mexico, 1978


Rebecca J. Mead is an associate professor the History Department at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches U.S. history, women’s history, public history, labor history, and Native American history.  She received her Master’s degree from San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her dissertation study, published by New York University Press in 2004, is entitled How the Vote Was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Western United States, 1868-1914.  In addition to her continuing research on women’s political and labor history, she is currently engaged in studies of both the Swedish immigrants in Michigan, and of the metis (mixed Native-White) people of the Southern Great Lakes area.

Selected Publications/Presentations

How the Vote was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Western United States, 1868-1914 (NYU Press, 2006)

Selected Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Western Association of Women Historians
Bay Area Labor History Workshop