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Professor and Chair, American Studies Department
Mark Rice

Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A., Bowling Green State University
B.A., University of Washington

Dr. Rice specializes in the history of photography, 20th-century American culture, and transnational American studies. He has been a contributor to Forbes magazine, Newsweek International, Huffington Post, and has been a panelist on the TV Ontario current affairs program The Agenda.


  • Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014, and Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2015).
  • Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005).
  • 1000 Photo Icons: George Eastman House (Köln: Taschen, 2002). Co-author.
  • "Dean Worcester's Photographs, American National Identity, and National Geographic Magazine," The Australasian Journal of American Studies 31:2 (2012): 42-56.
  • "Colonial Photography Across Empires and Islands," Journal of Transnational American Studies 3:2 (2011): 1-22.
  • "Dean Worcester's Photographs and American Perceptions of the Philippines," Education About Asia 16:2 (2011): 29-33.
  • "His Name Was Don Francisco Muro: Reconstructing an Image of American Imperialism,"American Quarterly 62:1 (2010): 49-76.
  • "Arcadian Visions of the Past," Columbia Journal of American Studies 9 (2009): 7-26.

Awards and Honors

  • 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar in Vietnam, helping to establish an American Studies curriculum at Can Tho University.
  • 2008 St. John Fisher College Trustees Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement, the highest award given by the College.