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.
Labor of Innocents: Forced Apprenticeship in
North Carolina, 1715-1919 (LSU Press,
“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.
"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