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Kristen Epps

Assistant Professor


Irby 403

(501) 450-5616

Spring 2015 Office Hours: TR 12:15-1:15 PM, W 1:00-4:00 PM; by appt

Curriculum Vita

Schedule - Spring 2015

HIST 2301 American Nation I
27184 TR 9:25 - 10:40 AM Irby 114
27914 TR 2:40 - 3:55 PM Irby 215
HIST 4/5391 Topics Memory & Meaning of Civil War
26671/26672 TR 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM Irby 114

Previous Semesters

Bio: Dr. Epps completed her doctorate at the University of Kansas in 2010, after earning her master’s degree at The College of William and Mary and her bachelor’s degree at William Jewell College. Her current research focuses on slavery and emancipation on the Kansas-Missouri line, looking particularly at the slave experience and the social geography of enslaved labor. Her book manuscript, currently titled Bound Together: Masters and Slaves on the Kansas-Missouri Border, 1825-1880, under contract with The University of Georgia Press as part of their Early American Places series, and is expected to appear in 2016. She is also working on other research projects, including a study of anti-abolitionist violence in the Upper South, and her historical interests include race relations in the trans-Mississippi West, women’s roles in religious reform, and material culture. Her teaching interests include slavery and abolitionism, antebellum America, sectionalism, and the Civil War. She has worked for the Kansas State Historical Society as a project archivist and has also undertaken other writing and research projects, including some work for the Kansas City Lyric Opera’s production about the abolitionist John Brown.