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Karen Oakes

Adjunct Instructor

212 Mahar


American architecture and material culture, and women's studies.


Publications include "Individual Prosperity and the American Dream" in Beacham's Encylopedia of Social Change: America in the Twentieth Century (2001).

Awards and honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta


ABD American Studies, Boston University
BA, Elmira College

Classes taught

HIS 202 - US History to 1865
HIS 248 - Women in American 
WST 200 - Introduction to Women’s Studies