About

Hello!  I am Kate, and this blog is a chronicle of my work in the field of public history.

Originally hailing from Savannah, Georgia, I moved north to attend Swarthmore College and have lived in Philadelphia since then. I have worked for such cultural organizations as the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and the Rosenbach Museum & Library.

I recently received a masters degree in American History with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.  My research has focused on urban history and the history of women and gender.

Last summer I lived in the remote island town of Tenakee Springs, Alaska and helped set up a new local history museum.

Currently I am in Montreal, Quebec as a Fulbright grantee studying urban history, abandonment, and collective memory.  My project focuses on an area of land once known as Goose Village.

In the fall I’m moving on to a PhD program at Brown University.

Thanks for reading!

One response to “About

  1. Love the blog Kate. Can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures with bears, locals, and odd 100 year old chinese food.

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