Catharine earned her BA in Anthropology from William and Mary in 1998 and received her MA from the Winterthur Program for Early American Culture at the University of Delaware in 2000. Catharine is currently a PhD candidate researching the social and material landscape of seventeenth and early eighteenth-century plantations in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. She is particularly interested in examining how architecture, landscapes, and objects reflected and shaped relations of power on the household level. She has conference papers on the archtecture and memory of the Slate Roof House, William Penn's Philadelphia home and on Quaker material culture during the Seven Years War. She held research fellowships including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania and at the Quaker Collections at Swarthmore College. Her teaching experience includes work as a teaching assistant for European History and Archaeological Field School, an instructor for American History to 1877, and an instructor for the National Institute for American History and Democracy Pre-Collegiate Program. In addition to dissertation work, Catharine assists with a recataloguing project at Winterthur Museum and performs contract research on historic objects for institutions including the American Antiquarian Society and the Thomas Leiper House. Her broader interests include material culture studies, public history, historical archaeology, foodways and the social and cultural history of colonial life in the Americas and the Caribbean.