Karin L. Zipf
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Office: Brewster A-219
Dr. Karin Zipf's North Carolina roots run deep. Born in Durham and raised in Rocky Mount, she developed a fascination for southern history. As a college student, she attended and graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. After six years pursuing her masters and doctoral degrees in history at the University of Georgia, Zipf returned to North Carolina to teach at North Carolina Wesleyan College. From 2000-01 she served on the faculty at Appalachian State University in Boone. In August 2001, she joined the East Carolina University History Department in Greenville.
Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory. LSU Press, 2016.Winner of the 2016 Jules and Frances Landry Award in Southern Studies.
Winner of the 2016 Ragan Old North State Award for Non Fiction.
Labor of Innocents: Forced Apprenticeship in North Carolina, 1715-1919 (LSU Press, 2005).
“Money in the Bank: African American Women, Finance, and Freedom in New Bern, North Carolina, 1868-1874” in eds., Larry E. Tise and Jeffrey J. Crow, New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History (UNC Press, 2017): 166-193.
Digital Humanities Project:
"Politics of a Massacre: Discovering Wilmington, 1898."
HIST 1050: American History to 1877
HIST 3140: Women in American History
HIST 3000: History: Its Nature and Method
HIST 5220: Gender and the Atlantic World
HIST 5141: The U.S. South Since 1877
HIST 6020: American Colonial History
HIST 6155: Gender and the Cold War
HNRS 2011: Honors College Seminar: Humanities
WOST 4000: Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies