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Karin Wulf

Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Office: OIEAHC
Regional Areas of Research: Atlantic World, Early America, United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Social and Labor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Research Interests

Early America; women, family, and gender in the Early Modern Atlantic world.


Karin Wulf earned her PhD from Johns Hopkins in 1993.  Before coming to William & Mary, she taught for ten years at American University. Wulf has produced two collaborative editions, Milcah Martha Moore’s Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America (with Catherine Blecki, published by Penn State in 1997) and The Diary of Hannah Callender, 1758-1788 (with Susan Klepp, 2010). Her book, Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia was published by Cornell University Press in 2000, and issued in paper by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2005. She is currently at work on a study of the relationship between genealogical practices and political culture: “Lineage: Genealogy and the Politics of Connection in British America, 1680-1820.”