Dr. Mariah Hepworth

Visiting Assistant Professor, History & Political Science

(413) 662-5477
History House, Rm 8


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2019

M.A., Northwestern University, 2013

B.A., Seattle University, 2010

Courses Taught

HIST 114: U.S. History Since 1877

HIST 320: U.S. Cultural History Through Film

HIST 403: History of American Celebrity

Research/Creative Interests

I am a cultural historian of the modern U.S., specializing in turn-of-the-century America and the intersection between popular culture and national foreign policy. My current manuscript, 'When the Bestial War Shall Rule No More': D.W. Griffith, World War I, and the Antiwar War Film, examines the critical role American cinema has played in shaping Americans' understanding of and relationship to modern war throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

In the classroom, I focus on prompting students to grapple with the ways in which Americans have historically used commercial media to engage with the most pressing and consequential issues of their time.

Office hours

Online Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.