Forrest Scene
Search Our Faculty

Kelly Erby

Assistant Professor
History
College of Arts & Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.2018
Degrees & Certifications
Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts
Emory University, Master of Arts
Emory University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Assistant professor, Washburn University, 2011-present

Visiting lecturer, Georgia State University, 2010-2011

Mellon teaching fellow, Agnes Scott College, 2009-2010

Instructor, Oglethorpe University, 2007-2009

Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Emory University, 2007

Teaching
  • HI 111 5HA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 5MA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 5RA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 5TA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 5WA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 5YA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 111 VA, US History through Civil War
  • HI 112 5HA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 5MA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 5RA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 5TA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 5WA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 B, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 C, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 300 B, Topics in History
  • HI 300 E, Topics in History
  • HI 395 A, History Forum
  • HN 202 D, Seminar in the Social Sciences
Scholarly Interests/Activities
Nineteenth-century American social and cultural history; food and dining in America; popular culture; urban history; gender history; abolitionism
Service Interests/Activities

Book Review editor, Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains

Editor, Washburn Department of History Newsletter (published each semester)

Organizer, Washburn Gender Brown Bag Series

Lincoln Lecture Committee

Honors Council

Diversity Initiative

Kansas Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies

I am also the Concurrent Enrollment Program Liaison for the Department of History, overseeing introductory-level college history classes in local Topeka high schools.

Career Accomplishments

Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Co-curator, “Portrait and Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music and the Written Word,” MARBL (Atlanta, GA), 2011

Mellon Foundation Graduate Teaching Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009-2010

“Worthy of Respect: Black Waiters in Boston before the Civil War.” Food and History 5 (February 2008): 205-18

Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2014-2015Leadership Washburn Graduate - 2013-2014
Related Links