Rebecca Tinio McKenna
- 454 Decio
- Ph.D., Yale University
- Time Period(s)
- Economic & History of Capitalism, Empires & Colonialism, Labor
- Global, United States
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. My first book, American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines (Chicago, 2017) was awarded the Myrna F. Bernath Book Prize by The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. I am currently at work on a history of the piano, a project supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. I teach undergraduate courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Interwar U.S.A., U.S. social and cultural history, and the United in the World along with graduate courses on 20th c. U.S. History and comparative empires.
American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines, 2017 by University of Chicago Press