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June 1, 2020

History department welcomes Kristen Epps

Submitted by Melissa Janulis

Kristen Epps, Associate Professor of History

The history department welcomes associate professor Kristen Epps, a historian of slavery, the sectional conflict, and the Civil War in the West. She also will serve as managing editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains.

Her first book, "Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras," was published in 2016 by the University of Georgia Press as part of the Early American Places series. Epps earned her doctorate at the University of Kansas in 2010, where she received the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Graduate School Award, awarded to the best dissertation across the university. She completed her master's degree at the College of William and Mary and her bachelor's degree at William Jewell College. She has taught at the University of Central Arkansas, Colorado State University-Pueblo and the University of Kansas.

Epps has also held positions at the Kansas Historical Society, the Journal of the Civil War Era, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Read more information about Epps' work