Karl Trybus

Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Karl J Trybus

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Dr. Karl J. Trybus is Assistant Professor of History at Limestone University. He is originally from Connecticut and joined The University in Fall 2012 after finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. He has published journal articles in the International Journal of Iberian Studies and Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and presented at the AHA, ASPHS, and ACHA on the relationship between the Vatican and Spain during the 1930s. His monograph, The Rosary, the Republic, and the Right: Spain and the Vatican Hierarchy, 1931-1939, will be published by Sussex Academic Press in November 2014. He has begun work on a project dealing with agriculture and images of modern Spain and a group project concerning techniques to instruct Iberian History in English-speaking universities.

At Limestone University, Karl is the Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) Advisor. He has curated an interactive exhibit on propaganda entitled, "Post Your Bills: Reacting to Propaganda and Emotion" and he has instructed sections of The University's new ID 100: Freshman Seminar.

Dr. Trybus is a fan of the UConn Huskies, and loves to see them win national championships in basketball. As a New Englander, he will always choose the Patriots and Red Sox! In his free time, he enjoys film and media. When he has the time, he does love trips to Spain for research and relaxation.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • American Catholic Historical Association


  • B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies with Education (Honors), Connecticut College, New London, CT, 2002
  • M.A. in International Studies with a European Concentration, University of Connecticut, 2004
  • Ph.D. in History, University of Connecticut, 2012