BioKat graduated with High Honors in 2013 from the University of Michigan where she earned degrees in History and English. Her dissertation examines how American young people engaged in and shaped efforts aimed at cross-cultural understanding and internationalism from World War One through World War Two. She seeks to prioritize children and youth in her research by incorporating their voices and using sources they produced. The Society for the History of Childhood and Youth selected Kat for their Featured Student Series in 2018. You can find her video interview here.
At William & Mary, she has taught “Youth Cultures Since the Progressive Era.” For an example of the digital project her students completed, visit here