Department of History

Karin Wulf

Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library, Professor of History
John Carter Brown Library
Areas of Expertise United States, Atlantic World
Office Hours By appointment only


A historian of gender, family and politics in eighteenth-century British America, Karin Wulf earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University.  Her current book Lineage:  Genealogy and the Power of Connection in Early America is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.  Before coming to the JCB and Brown in 2021, she was the Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture from 2013-21 and Professor of History at William & Mary.