Holly Karibo

Karibo Holly

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

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

Fall 2017 Office Hours: TR 12:00-1:30, and by appointment 

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

Dr. Karibo received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2012. 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 Drugs and Alcohol, 49th Parallel, and Neoamericanist.

I am currently working on two new research projects. The first 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 a grant from the Betty Ford Foundation, the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship. For the second project, I am serving as a co-editor (along with Dr. George Diaz, UT RGV), of a collection of essays tentatively titled Policing the North American Borderlands. This volume will trace the development of state regulation and policing practices along the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders, as well as their impacts on border residents during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Finally, this year I will begin research for my second single-author monograph, in which I plan to examine the gendered nature of border control during the Prohibition Era. 

Courses Taught

HIST 1103 Survey of American History
HIST 2023 History of the Present