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


Ry Marcattilio-McCraken


Ry Marcattilio-McCracken
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Address 101 Murray (South)
Office Hours by appointment
Email marcatt@okstate.edu  
Phone (405) 744-5679

U.S. History, History of Science, Technology, Medicine

Courses Taught
HIST 1103 - Survey of American History
HIST 2333 -  American Thought and Culture
HIST 3663 -  Robber Barons and Reformers: U.S. History 1877-1919

Richard Boles

Richard J Boles

Richard J. Boles, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The George Washington University

Address 115 Murray (South)
Email richard.boles@okstate.edu 

Fall 2017 Office Hours:TR 2:00-3:30, W 1:30-2:30, and by appointment

Colonial and Revolutionary America;  Native American History; African American History; American Religious History 

Richard Boles specializes in early American and United States history, particularly African American and Native American history from the colonial era to the middle of the nineteenth century, and American religious history. Boles researches race relations in northeastern Protestant churches from 1730 to 1850, and he is revising his first book manuscript. This work examines the transition from racially diverse churches during the early eighteenth century to separate American Indian and African American congregations by the early nineteenth century in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Boles shows that a significant portion of northern Protestants worshiped in interracial churches between 1730 and 1820. He has also begun a second book project that will survey American religious history from the perspective of Indians and African Americans between 1565 and 1865.

His research has been supported by a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grant, an Albert J. Beveridge Grant, a Gilder Lehrman Research Fellowship, an American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship, a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship, and other grants.

Courses  Taught
HIST 1103 Survey of American History
HIST 2343 Religion in America
HIST 3613 Colonial America to 1750
HIST 3623 Era of the American Revolution
HIST 4153 African American History to 1865
HIST 5120 Graduate Reading Seminar on Colonial and Revolutionary America


George Jewsbury

Dr. George Jewsbury is enjoying his life of retirement. People who are interested in his works can find a brief summary on LinkedIn.