MARY ANN IRWIN

MAIrwin@dvc.edu

www.Irwinator.com

Curriculum Vita

 

Education

1995

San Francisco State Uni­versi­ty, Master of Arts / History

1980

 

University of Cali­fornia at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts / History  

 

1976

San Diego (Mesa) Community College

 

Honors

  
2011 National Coalition of Independent Scholars Eisenstein-DeLacy Award for "Sex, War, and Community Service: The Battle for San Francisco's Jewish Community Center," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 32, Issue 1 (May 2011).
   
2003

Fellow, Jewish Women's Archive, “Jewish Women Building Community” project. 

Fellow, Myra Reinhard Family Foundation.

1999

Coalition for Western Women's History Jensen-Miller "Best Article" Prize.

  

1995

Phi Alpha Theta (International Honor Society in History), Kappa Phi Chapter.

 

Publications

"Ministers of the Poor: The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, 1860-2010" (St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, forthcoming).

Richard B. Rice, William A. Bullough, Richard J. Orsi, and Mary Ann Irwin, The Elusive Eden: A New History of California (4th ed.) (McGraw-Hill, September 2011).

"Sex, War, and Community Service: The Battle for San Francisco's Jewish Community Center," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 32, Issue 1 (May 2011).
Robert W. Cherny, Mary Ann Irwin, and Ann Marie Wilson, eds., Women and Politics: California from the Gold Rush to the Great Depression (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, May 2011). 
 
"'The Air is Becoming Full of War': Jewish San Francisco and World War I," Pacific Historical Review Vol. 73, Issue 3 (August 2005).
Women and Gender in the American West: Jensen-Miller Essays from the Coalition for Western Women's History, Mary Ann Irwin and James F. Brooks, eds. (University of New Mexico Press, 2004).
  "‘Going About and Doing Good’: The Politics of Benevolence, Welfare, and Gender in San Francisco, 1850-1880," Pacific Historical Review 68 (August 1999). Reprinted in Women and Gender in the American West: Jensen-Miller Essays from the Coalition for Western Women's History, Mary Ann Irwin and James F. Brooks, eds. (University of New Mexico Press, 2004).
 

"White Slavery as Metaphor: Anatomy of a Moral Panic," Ex Post Facto 5  (Spring 1996).

Participation in Professional Organizations

      February 2016-present, co-Editor, H-California listserv.  
      January 2016-December 2018, Council, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE).  
      January 2016, Co-Editor, H-California, Study of California History.  
      September April 2014-April 2017, Secretary/Treasurer,  California Conference of the American Association of University Professors.  
      September 2013-April 2014, Acting President, California Conference of the American Association of University Professors.  
      May 2014-September 2014: Vice-President for Community Colleges, California Conference of the American Association of University Professors.  

January 2008-December 2010: Editorial Board member, Pacific Historical Review (University of California Press).

 

October 1997-October 2007: Steering Committee Chair, Coalition for Western Women Historians. Ex Officio, October 2007 to present.

May 2003-May 2007: Secretary, Western Association of Women Historians.  
Anonymous referee, various publishers and academic journals.
  Additional Professional Training
    Contra Costa Community College District Teaching Academy: Web-based Retention / Persistence Strategies for Online & Face-to-face Classes, September, 2013 to October, 2013  
    2013, Faculty Learning Community: Teaching With Technology, California State University, East Bay, February 2013 to June 2013  
2009, Certificate of Completion / Professional Sequence in Editing, University of California Extension
  Conference Papers, Other Professional Activities  
    Chair and Commentator, "Women Finding Women in Colorado's Untapped Local History," Western Association of Women Historians, Denver, Colorado, May 13, 2016.  
    Participant, "Faculty Learning Communities," Western Association of Women Historians, Pomona, California, May 3, 2014.  
    Participant, "Getting Your Work Out There: A Roundtable on Publishing Articles, Books, and Online," Pacific Coast Branch, American History Association, Denver, Colorado, August 2013.  
    Panelist, "Words That Made America" Summer Institute, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, August 12, 2012.  
    Panelist, "Century of Progressivism: The Legacy of 1911," California Studies Conference, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Moraga, California, April 28, 2012.  
      Panelist, "As San Francisco Votes, So Votes California: Jewish Activists and the 1911 Woman Suffrage Campaign," Wo/men's Conference 2012, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, March 3, 2012.  
    Consultant, "Who Do You Think You Are?" NBC (Jewish San Francisco, 1850-1890), March 23, 2012.  
Guest Speaker,  "Private Charity and Public Activism: Jewish Women in San Francisco, 1855-1911," Lehrhaus Judaica, Bridging Past and Future: The Bay Area Jewish Community, Berkeley, California, February 12, 2012 (J.weekly article here).
    Interview, "Hidden City," The Travel Channel (San Francisco Committees of Vigilance, 1851 and 1856), January 9, 2011.  
    Interview, "Votes for Women: 100th Anniversary of California Women's Vote," SFGovTV2, October 2011.  
Panelist, Coalition for Western Women's History Roundtable: "Woman Suffrage: What Difference Did it Make?" Western History Association, Oakland, California, October 2011.
Guest Speaker, "As San Francisco Votes, So Votes California: Selina Solomons and the 1911 Woman Suffrage Campaign," Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism, Berkeley, California, October 2011.
Panelist, "Historians, Politics, and California Women," at various venues celebrating the centennial of California woman suffrage, including California Studies Center (February 2011); California State University, East Bay, Spring Speaker Series (May 2011); Mechanics' Institute (June 2011); San Francisco Public Library (October 2011). 
Panelist, "Horizons of Change: Catholic Women Reshaping San Francisco's Society of St. Vincent de Paul,". Pacific Coast Branch, American History Association, Seattle, Washington, August, 2011.
    Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty, “Concord, Massachusetts:  Transcendentalism and Social Reform in Antebellum America,” July 2011.  
Panelist, "Making Sex Safe for the Married Man: Prostitution and the Municipal Clinic of San Francisco, 1911-1913,"  Independent Scholars' Association, Berkeley, California, October 2008.
Panelist, "Teaching the (Digital) History of the American West," American Association for History & Computing, Washington D.C., January 2008.
Panelist, "Jewish San Francisco and the Inter-Group Relations Movement, 1940–1960," Association for Jewish Studies, San Diego, California, December 2006.
Panelist, “A Roundtable Discussion of Jewish Women’s Benevolence in the West:  Issues of Identity, Regionalism, and Scholarship” Western Jewish Studies Association, Long Beach, California, March 2006.

Guest Curator, "CASE STUDY: Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service,"  Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell Street, Berkeley, California, August 29, 2005 to February 5, 2006.

Panelist, "Coalition for Western Women's History: The Politics of Food," Western Association of Women Historians, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2004.

Guest Speaker, "Jewish Women Building Community," Long Beach Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, California, May 2004.

Co-Curator, "Brought To Light: The Storied Collections of the Judah L. Magnes Museum" Exhibit, Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell Street, Berkeley, California, October 27, 2003 - April 25, 2004.

Panelist, "The Great War, the West, and Patriotism," Western History Association, Forth Worth, Texas, October 2003.

Panelist, "Femininity and Feminism: Challenging and Conforming to the Politics of Women's Place in San Francisco, Oakland, and Seattle, 1920-1970," American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, Honolulu, Hawaii, July-August 2003.

Panelist, "Protecting the Nation and Its Virtue," Western Association of Women Historians, Berkeley, California, June 2003.

Panelist, “Twentieth-Century Women’s Activism,” Western Association of Women Historians, Lewis &Clark College, Washington, May 2001.

 

Chair and Commentator, “Teaching Strategies: Non-Traditional Approaches to Teaching,” Western Association of Women Historians, San Marino, California, May 2000.

Panelist, “History: The Child and Education,” Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, October, 1998.

Panelist, "Women's Associations and Community‑Building in the West," Western Association of Women Historians, San Marino, California, May 1996.

Panelist, "Models for Feminist Communities," National Women's Studies Association, Norman, Oklahoma, June 1995.  

 

Teaching 

Experience

Term Institution Course No. / Title  
     
Fall 2017 Diablo Valley College HIST 121-5107 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
    HIST 121-5869 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
    HIST 121-PACE History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
     
Summer 2017 Diablo Valley College HIST 121-5567 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
    HIST 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
     
Spring 2017 Diablo Valley College HIST 120-5634 History of the United States to 1865 [online]
    HIST 121-5633 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
    HIST 126-5625 History of the American West [online]
     
Fall 2016 California State University, East Bay HIST 3517-01, The Immigrants' West [online]
    HIST 4710-04 History  and Trends in Nursing [online]
 
Fall 2016 Diablo Valley College HIST 121-5869 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
  HIST 120-5868 History of the United States to 1865 [online]
     
Summer 2016 California State University, East Bay HIST 4710-02 History  and Trends in Nursing [online]
     
Summer 2016 Diablo Valley College HIST 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
  HIST 121-5567 History of the United States Since 1865 [online]
Spring 2016 California State University, East Bay HIST 3571-01 Women in American History [online]
Spring 2016 Diablo Valley College Hist 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
    HIST 120-5634 History of the United States to 1865 [online]
     
Fall 2015 Diablo Valley College Hist 120-2912 History of the United States to 1877 [late start]
Hist 120-5870 History of the United States to 1877 [online]
Fall 2015 California State University, East Bay Hist 3571-20SS Women in American History [online]
Hist 3571-21SS Women in American History [online]
Summer 2015 California State University, East Bay Hist 3571-20SS Women in American History [online]
Summer 2015 Diablo Valley College Hist 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
     
Spring 2015 California State University, East Bay Hist 4031-01 Historical Research Methods
Hist 3400-01 History of America to 1900
Spring 2015 Diablo Valley College Hist 121-5633 History of the United States, 1860 to Present [online]
Hist 126-5625 History of the American West [online]
Hist 120-2912 History of the United States to 1877 [late start]
Winter 2015 California State University, East Bay Hist 3571-20SS Women in American History [online]
Hist 3571-21SS Women in American History [online]
Hist 4031-01 Historical Research Methods
     
Fall 2014 Diablo Valley College Hist 120-2557 History of the United States to 1877 [late start]
    Hist 120-5870 History of the United States to 1877 [online]
  California State University, East Bay

Hist 3517 Immigrants' West

[online]

    Hist 3571-20SS Women in American History [online]
     
Summer 2014 Diablo Valley College Hist 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
    Hist 120-5564 History of the United States to 1877 [online]
     
Spring 2014 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-02 History of California [online]
    Hist 3400-01 History of America to 1900
     
Winter 2014 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-02 History of California
    Hist 4031-01 Historical Research Methods
     
Spring 2014 Diablo Valley College Hist 120-1753 History of the United States to 1877
     
Fall 2013 Diablo Valley College Hist 120-2557 History of the United States to 1877 [late start]
  California State University, East Bay (Concord) Hist 3500-03 History of California
     
Summer 2013 Diablo Valley College Hist 126-5586 History of the American West [online]
    Hist 120-5564 History of the United States Before 1877 [online]
     
Summer 2013 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-01 History of California [online]
     
Spring 2013

California State University, East Bay

Hist 3500-03 History of California [online]
    Hist 3503-01 History of the San Francisco Bay Area [hybrid]
     
Spring 2013 Diablo Valley College Hist 121-8854 History of the US After 1877
    Hist 121-8628 History of the US After 1877
    Hist 126-2666 History of the American West
     

Winter 2013

California State University, East Bay

 

Hist 3500-02 History of California [online]

 

Hist 3500-03 History of California [online]

     

Fall 2012

California State University, East Bay

Hist 3500-01 History of California

  Hist 3500-03 History of California [online]
  Hist 3500-04 History of California [online]
     
Fall 2012 Diablo Valley College Hist 120-5179 History of the US to 1877 [online]
    Hist 126-8464 History of the American West
    Hist 124-1459 History of California
     
Summer 2012

Sabbatical

     
Winter 2012 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-01 History of California
     
Spring 2012 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-04 History of California
     
Spring 2012 Diablo Valley College Hist 121-8854 History of the US After 1877
    Hist 121-8628 History of the US After 1877
    Hist 126-2666 History of the American West
     
Winter 2012 California State University, East Bay Hist 3500-04 History of California
     
Fall 2011 Diablo Valley College/San Ramon Campus Hist 120-5868 History of the US to 1877 [online]
    Hist 120-9356 History of the US to 1877
    Hist 124-9063 History of California
     
Summer 2011 Diablo Valley College Hist 121-8022 History of the US After 1877
Hist 124-8214 History of California
     
Spring 2011 Diablo Valley College HIST-121-8854 History of the US After 1877
HIST-121-5630 History of the US After 1877 [online]
HIST-171-1658 History of Women in the US After 1877
     
Fall 2010 Diablo Valley College HIST-120-8318 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-170-1503 History of Women in the US to 1877
     
Summer 2010 Diablo Valley College HIST-120-4310 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-126-5306 The American West [online]
     
Spring 2010 Chabot College HIST7-A02 History of the US to 1877
Diablo Valley College HIST-120-1621 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-1645 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-2911 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-8146 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-8565 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-126-2662 The American West
     
Fall 2009 Chabot College HIST8-A02 History of the US from 1877
Diablo Valley College HIST-120-1396 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-1399 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-121-2878 History of US After 1877
     
Summer 2009 Diablo Valley College HIST-120-2329 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-120-4310 History of the US Before 1877
HIST-126-5306 The American West [online]
     
Spring 2009 Diablo Valley College 120-2911 U. S. History to 1877
126-5555 History of the American West  [online]
126-2662 History of the American West 
     
Fall 2008 Diablo Valley College 126-5555 History of the American West [online]
     
Summer 2008 Diablo Valley College 120-5331 U. S. History to 1877 [online]
121-1192 U. S. History, 1877 to the Present
126-5306 History of the American West [online]
120-4310 U. S. History to 1877
124-8214 History of California
     
Spring 2008 Diablo Valley College 126-5555 History of the American West [online]
120-8179 US History to 1877 
126-8571 History of the American West 
     
Fall 2007 Diablo Valley College 126-5480 History of the American West  [online]
120-8558 US History to 1877
Chabot College 7-AE2 US History to 1877
     
Summer 2007 Diablo Valley College 126-5306 History of the American West  [online]
120-5301 US History to 1877
     
Spring 2007 Diablo Valley College 126-5555  History of the American West [online]
126-1093 History of the American West
126-1644 History of the American West
Chabot College Sabbatical
     
Fall 2006 Diablo Valley College 126-5480 History of the American West [online]
    Social Science 120-8165  Women and Social Change in the US, 1890-Present
170-1503 US Women’s History to 1877  
170-8189 US Women’s History to 1877  
Chabot College 7-A02 US History to 1877
7-AE1 US History to 1877
     
Summer 2006 Diablo Valley College        120-4310 US History to 1877 [online]
126-5306 History of the American West [online]
     
Spring 2006 Diablo Valley College 126-1093 History of the American West
126-1644 History of the American West
     
Fall 2005 Diablo Valley College   170-8189 US Women’s History to 1877  
Chabot College Sabbatical
     
Summer 2005 Diablo Valley College 120-4310 US History to 1877
     
Spring 2005 Diablo Valley College 126-1093 History of the American West
126-1644 History of the American West
120-1645 US History to 1877
Chabot College 7-A05 US History to 1877
8-A10 US History, 1877 to Present
     
Fall 2004 Diablo Valley College   170-8189 US Women’s History to 1877  
170-1503 US Women’s History to 1877  
Chabot College 7-A08 US History to 1877  
     
Summer 2004 Diablo Valley College   121-8022 US History, 1877 to Present  
121-8023 US History, 1877 to Present  
     
Spring 2004   Diablo Valley College   120-8751 US History to 1877  
121-8983 US History, 1877 to Present  
Chabot College Sabbatical  
     
Fall 2003 Diablo Valley College 170-8189 US Women’s History to 1877
170-1503 US Women’s History to 1877
Chabot College 8-003 US History, 1877 to Present
7-A71 US History to 1877
     
Spring 2003 Sabbatical
     
Fall 2002 Diablo Valley College 121-1451 US History, 1877 to Present
124-8184 History of California
     
Summer 2002 San Francisco State University 469-01 American Childhoods, Past & Present
Diablo Valley College 124-8214 History of California 
     
Spring 2002 Diablo Valley College 124-1639 History of California  
120-8567 US History to 1877  
120-1613 US History to 1877  
Chabot College 8-A07 US History, 1877 to Present  
8-A09 US History, 1877 to Present  
12-071 History of California  
Laney College 19 History of California  
     
Fall 2001 Diablo Valley College 120-8177 US History to 1877
126-8189 History of the American West
170-8186 US Women’s History to 1877 
Chabot College 8-A01 US History, 1877 to Present
8-A09 US History, 1877 to Present
     
Spring 2001 Diablo Valley College 120-8177 US History to 1877
171-1658 US Women’s History, 1877 to Present
171-8578 US Women’s History, 1877 to Present
Chabot College 7-005 US History to 1877
12-071 History of California 
     
Fall 2000 Diablo Valley College 155-1862 History of American Childhood
120-8177 US History to 1877
121-1626 US History, 1877 to Present
121-1432 US History, 1877 to Present  
Chabot College 7-005 US History to 1877
8-E71 US History, 1877 to Present 
     
Summer 2000 Diablo Valley College 126-8213 History of the American West
124-3961 History of California
170-3965 American Women’s History to 1877  
Chabot College 7-W61 US History to 1877
7-09B US History to 1877 
  San Francisco State University 469-01A American Childhoods, Past and Present 
     
Spring 2000 Diablo Valley College 126-1642 History of the American West
126-8571 History of the American West
122-1635 Critical Thinking in History  
Chabot College 7-WC1 US History to 1877 
     
Fall 1999 Diablo Valley College 124-1460 History of California  
120-1427 US History to 1877  
170-1503 American Women’s History to 1877
170-1505 American Women’s History to 1877  
Chabot College 7-A03 US History to 1877   
     
Summer 1999 San Francisco State University 469-B01 American Childhoods, Past and Present  
Diablo Valley College 120-3950 US History to 1877  
120-3953 US History to 1877  
170-3965  American Women’s History to 1877
Chabot College 7-09A US History to 1877   
     
Spring 1999 Diablo Valley College 124-085 History of California
120-090 US History to 1877  
171-001 American Women’s History: 1877 to Present  
     
Fall 1998 Diablo Valley College 124-082 History of California  
124-090 History of California  
120-085 US History to 1877  
     
Summer 1998 San Francisco State University 469-B01 American Childhoods, Past & Present  
Diablo Valley College 170-011 American Women’s History to 1877  
124-011 History of California   
     
Spring 1998 Diablo Valley College 124-085 History of California  
120-085 US History to 1877  
Chabot College 7-005 US History to 1877  
7-004 US History to 1877   
     
Fall 1997   San Francisco State University 469-01 American Childhoods, Past and Present  
Diablo Valley College 124-090 History of California
120-081 US History to 1877  
Chabot College   8-004 US History: 1877 to Present   
     
Spring 1997   Diablo Valley College   124-383 History of California  
120-003 US History to 1877  
Chabot College   7-004 US History to 1877  
7-005 US History to 1877  
     
Fall 1996   Diablo Valley College   124-090 History of California  
Chabot College   8-A03 US History: 1877 to Present  
8-A04 US History: 1877 to Present   
     
Summer 1996   Chabot College 8-005 US History: 1877 to Present  

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