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Faculty Pages - Mary Okin

Mary Okin completed her PhD in Canadian History with a concentration in Women’s Studies in 2008.   In her dissertation, she explored mental disorder in Quebec women during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Since that time, she has been teaching as an Adjunct Faculty for the Women’s Studies and Franco-American Studies departments at the University of Maine and has developed and taught courses on the French exploration and settlement of Maine, on the founding and evolution of the Acadian colony, and on gender and the history of psychiatry.  Her research interests include French Canada, the history of the French in Maine, and women’s history.

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Franco American Studies
5742 Little Hall, Room 213
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Phone: (207) 581-3791 | Fax: (207) 581- 1832E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469