M.A. Public History
|Department:||Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
Education: BA in History, minor in Art History from Arizona State University (2023)
Bio: Kathryn is a first-year Public History MA student with research interests including memory culture, women and gender studies, Southern studies, as well as the contemporary socio-political implications of Southern history. During her undergraduate degree, Kathryn worked alongside faculty curating and streamlining accessibility measures on a COVID-19 archive. Additionally, her undergraduate research included translating the 14th century military slave narrative of Hans Schiltberger.
Kathryn's interest in memory culture stems from her undergraduate capstone project "Successfully Navigating Eighteenth-Century Society: How Women Utilized Children’s Literature to Prepare Children for Adolescence” from which she related her own experience being born and raised in the Southeast (between Georgia and South Carolina alike). Pivoting her research, Kathryn now hopes to delve into memory transmission in the Southeast.
Outside of her research and education, Kathryn enjoys concerts, advocacy work, hiking, and traveling.