Rebecca White

Rebecca White received her PhD from the University of Maine History Department in 2015 and her MA in European History at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She specializes in women’s history and gender studies. Rebecca’s dissertation examines the social history of mothers allowances in Maine and New Brunswick, with particular emphasis on the power structures and ideological basis of these state welfare programs, and ways that women, families, and communities worked within these rigid systems to maintain their families and assert some level of independence. These same themes of gender, authority, and power infuse her teaching in the Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Department. Rebecca currently teaches Womanhood in America (HTY 332); Modern US History (HTY 104); and Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS 101).