Dr. Rebecca Mancuso
Dr. Mancuso specializes in the history of Canada, local history, and public history. She currently coordinates the Canadian Studies academic minor program at BGSU, and courses she regularly teaches include History of Canada (HIST 3142), Introduction to Canadian Studies (CAST 2010), and a senior research seminar on the French Empire in North America (HIST 4807). Currently a member of the History Department’s Graduate Committee, she has also assisted in designing the department’s MA program in public history and teaches graduate courses in local and public history (HIST 6100 and 6510).
Dr. Mancuso’s publications, appearing in an array of academic journals, explore immigration to Canada as a twentieth-century nationalist project with a focus on women migrants. In 2013, she held the Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She has led public history projects in both Canada and the U.S. In 2018, her article, "The Finger Saga: One Museum's Quest to Turn the Macabre into the Meaningful," appearing in The Public Historian, won the BGSU Center for Archival Collections Local History Publication Award.
She pursues her strong interest in local and public history as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wood County, Ohio, Historical Society.
Fields of Study
- Canadian History
- Local and Public History
- History of North American Immigration
- Women’s History
- Ph.D., McGill University, Montréal, Québec, 2000, History
- M.A. (with honors), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1991, History
- B.A. (with honors) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1987, French
- “The Finger Saga: One Museum’s Quest to Turn the Macabre into the Meaningful,” The Public Historian 40, 2 (May 2018): 22-42.
- “Reflections of the ‘Roving Britishers’: British Travel Writing on Canada, 1900-1915,” American Review of Canadian Studies Journal 46, 3 (September 2016): 301-320.
- With Elliot Mortensen, “Sandusky’s Natural Ice Industry,” Northwest Ohio History Journal, 81,1 (Fall 2013): 1-8.
- With Nicholas Blaine, “Cross Border Warriors: A Research Note on Canadian Soldiers in the U.S. Civil War,” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies 31 (Spring 2013): 1-22.
- “Three Thousand Families: English Canada’s Colonizing Vision and British Family Settlement, 1919-1939,” Journal of Canadian Studies 45, 3 (Trent University, 2011): 5-33.
- “Give me a Canadian’: Training Hostels for British Domestics Destined to Canada, 1927-1930,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (Winter 2010): 599-618.
- “For Purity or Prosperity: Competing Nationalist Visions and Immigration Policy, 1919-1930” in British Journal of Canadian Studies 32, 1 (2010): 1-23.
- “Work ‘Only a Woman Can Do’: The Women’s Division of the Canadian Department of Immigration and Colonization, 1919-1937” in The American Review of Canadian Studies (Winter 2005): 593-620.
- Faces of Change: The Danish Community of Montréal. Montréal: Danish Canadian Society, Inc., 1997.
- “Advice to Young Canada: British Writers in Canada,” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2015.
- “Reflections of the ‘Roving Britishers’: British Travel Writing on Canada, 1900-1915,” The Midwestern Association for Canadian Studies (MWACS) Conference, Michigan State University, November 2014.
- “The 3000 Families: Canada’s Frontier Settlement Schemes, 1924-1931,” The Association for Canadian Studies and Canadian Ethnic Studies 4th Joint Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, October 2013.
- “‘There is land, land everywhere’: Back to the Land Policies in Early 20th-Century Canada” at the ACSUS Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2011.
- “British Family Migration and Western Settlement, 1925-1939,” Midwestern Association for Canadian Studies Conference, Windsor, ON, October 2010.
- “Three Thousand Families: Managing Family Migration from Britain to Canada,” Policy History Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2010.
- “Canadian Studies in the United States: Different Needs, Different Approaches,” Canadian Studies: State of the Art, Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) Conference, Sackville, NB, February 2009.
- “Purity or Prosperity: Competing Nationalist Visions and Canadian Immigration Policy, 1919-1930,” MWACS Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2008.
- “Encountering Empire: Women and Empire Settlement, 1920-1930,” ACSUS Biennial Conference, Toronto, ON, November 2007.
- “The ‘Greatest Opportunity:’ Canada’s Frontier Settlement Scheme for British Families, 1924-1931,” University of Calgary Colloquium Series, Calgary, AB, September, 2013.
- “Teaching the Introductory Course in Canadian Studies,” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2009.
- “Best Practices for Teaching Canada,” Ohio Canadian Studies Roundtable, Columbus, OH, March 2006.
- Introduction to Canadian Studies (CAST 2010)
- History of Canada (HIST 4140)
- Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada (HIST 4800)
- Immigration to North American (HIST 4800)
- Early America (HIST 2050)
- Introduction to Curling (PEG 2180)
- Fulbright Canada Research Chair Award, University of Calgary, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 2013-2014
- Bowling Green State University Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Project Grant, 2012
- Foreign Affairs Canada, Canadian Studies Program Enhancement Grant, 2009-10
- Foreign Affairs Canada, Faculty Enrichment Program Grant, 2007-08
- Foreign Affairs Canada, Canadian Studies Program Enhancement Grant, 2006-07
- Foreign Affairs Canada, Faculty Research Grant, 2006
- Bowling Green State University Ethnic Cultural Arts Program Grant, 2004
- McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women Research Grant, 1997
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