Karin Wulf is a historian of eighteenth-century British America. Her research focuses on gender, family, and political culture; her latest book, Lineage: Genealogy and the Power of Connection in British America, 1680-1820 is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She has written widely about the early American field (Vast Early America) and professional historical practice. Wulf is the Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. She is formerly the Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and Professor of History at William & Mary.