Holly Karibo

Karibo Holly

Holly M. Karibo, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto                                             

Address 120 Murray (South)
Email hkaribo@okstate.edu

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-1:30

Fields: North American Borderlands; American Social and Cultural History; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Drug and Alcohol History

My research focuses on the history of vice, labor, and sexuality in transnational urban spaces. My first book, Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland (UNC Press, 2015), examines the history of illegal economies in the Great Lakes border region during the post-World War II period. I have also published several book reviews, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles in Histoire sociale/Social History, American Review of Canadian Studies, Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 49th Parallel, and Neoamericanist.

I am currently working on two new research projects. The first, A New Home on the Range, examines the history of federal drug treatment facilities and the ways in which they were incorporated into a larger system of incarceration and punishment during the mid-twentieth century. This project focuses specifically on a treatment facility that operated in Fort Worth, Texas between the 1930s and 1970s. The initial research for this project has been funded by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, Kentucky Historical Society, Betty Ford Foundation, and the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU. For the second project, I am serving as a co-editor (along with Dr. George Diaz, UT RGV) of a collection of essays titled Border Policing: A History of Enforcing and Evading the US-Canada-Mexico Divides. This volume traces the development of state regulation and policing practices in the US-Canada, US-Mexico, and indigenous borderlands of North America. It also explores the impact these policies had on border residents and communities during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.



Courses Taught
HIST 5120 Readings in American History, 1877-1939 (Graduate)
HIST 4483 American Culture History Since 1865
HIST 4553 Gender in American History
HIST 4333 History of Sexuality in the United States
HIST 3980 Power and Protest in American History (Honors Seminar)
HIST 2023 History of the Present
HIST 1103 Survey of American History
HIST 1103 Survey of American History (online)