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Serena Zabin

Chair of History, History

Professor of History, History

Education & Professional History

Bowdoin College, BA; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), MA; Rutgers University, PhD

At Carleton since 2000.

Highlights & Recent Activity

President, Society for the History of the Early American Republic, 2022-2023; Executive Council, 2021-2024

The Boston Massacre (Harper Collins, hc 2020; paper 2023)

“Empire and Protest,” in The Cambridge History of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Lead author for NEH/National History Day Curriculum Guide, “Building a More Perfect Union,” 2021.


Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Society for the History of the Early American Republic, Organization of American Historians, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Revolutionary Spaces (Boston)

Current Courses

  • Fall 2022
    HIST 100: Trials in Early America
  • Winter 2023
    HIST 212: The Era of the American Revolution
  • Spring 2023
    HIST 213: Politics and Protest in the New Nation
  • Fall 2023
    HIST 298: Junior Colloquium
    HIST 315: America's Founding
  • Winter 2024
    HIST 316: Presenting America's Founding
    HIST 398: Advanced Historical Writing
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Curriculum Vitae