Karin Amundsen

Postdoctoral Scholar - Teaching Fellow
Karin Amundsen
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email kamundse@usc.edu Office SOS 254 Office Phone (818) 319-1616


Born and raised in Los Angeles, I earned my BA and MA in European History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. My research interests focused on gender, empire, and witchcraft, with particular emphasis on how masculinities shaped political and social life in early modern England. My fields include Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World.


  • M.A. History, University of Southern California, 2013
  • MA History, Univ Nevada Las Vegas, 2009
  • BA History, Univ Nevada Las Vegas, 2003
  • Research Keywords

    Early Modern Europe, Britain, Atlantic World, Empire, Gender (especially masculinities), Witchcraft

    • IHR-Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2014
    • Roberta Persinger Foulke Endowment Fellowship, 2010-2011
    • USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, Summer Research Fellowship, 2010-2011
    • Graduate Assistants Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005-2006
    • Graduate Research Training (GREAT) Assistantship, 2004-2006
    • Robert and Anita Hulse Foundation Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Student, 2004-2005