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Rebecca White

Fields: Canadian-American, Gender Studies

Advisor: Scott See

Education: B.A., College of the Atlantic; M.A., University of Pittsburgh (European History)

Dissertation topic/title: A comparative history of the origin of welfare in the United States and Canada, particularly focusing on maternalism and social welfare.


Panelist, Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, “Mother’s Aid and Child Welfare in Rural Maine, 1910-1925,” July 2012

First Place Oral Presentation, University of Maine Grad Expo,  “Old, Sick, and On the Farm: Poor Relief in Maine, 1880-1920,”, April 2012

Panelist, Association for the Study of Canada in the U.S. Conference, Ottawa, Canada, “Comparative Maternalism in Maine and New Brunswick, 1917-1945,” November 2011

Panelist, University of Maine-University of New Brunswick Graduate Student Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick,  “A Wage for Mother-work?,” October 2011

Presenter, Canadian Studies Lecture Series, University of Maine, “Mother’s Pensions in Maine and New Brunswick,” October 2011

Presenter,  University of Maine Grad Expo, “Mothers and Social Welfare in Maine and New Brunswick,” April 2011

Notes of Interest: Rebecca and her husband have a large garden and enjoy living in the wilds of Eddington with their three year old and two greyhounds.  She enjoys Netflix, crosswords, hiking, and trying to read history books while her son watches Bob the Builder.

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