Rebecca Tinio McKenna

Rebecca Tinio McKenna


Assistant Professor

Graduate Program Field

United States History


Cultural; Economic; Imperial; Social; South Asia/India; United States


B.A., Barnard College
Ph.D., Yale University

Research and Teaching Interests

My research centers on modern American social and cultural history, and I am especially interested in the history of U.S. imperialism, political economy, and the intersections of capitalism and culture.



Currently, I am revising my dissertation, American Imperial Pastoral: United States Designs on the Philippines, into a book manuscript. The project examines imperial ideology through a study of the built environment, more specifically, a Daniel Burnham-designed hill station in the colonial Philippines.

Contact Information

Office: 454 Decio
Phone: 574.631.2576

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556