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Marjoleine Kars

mk croppedMarjoleine Kars, Associate Professor and Chair (Ph.D. Duke University)

Professor Kars teaches courses in early American history, women’s history, and Atlantic history. She is the author of Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002). Dr. Kars is currently finishing a book about a massive slave rebellion in the 1760s in the Dutch colony of Berbice (now part of the Republic of Guyana). An article about this work, “Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763,” was published in the American Historical Review in Feb. 2016.   It won the 2016-17 article prize awarded by FEEGI (Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction), the 2017 Carol Gold Best Article Award from the Coordinating Council for Women in History, the 2017 Kimberly Hanger prize of the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, and the 2017 Vanderwood Prize from the Conference on Latin American History. Prof. Kars has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the John Carter Brown Library, the American Historical Association, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, among others, as well as from the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC.  She is an affiliate faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST), Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC), and Public Policy.  She spent fall 2016 as a Senior Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.  For some of her work, see

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