Catherine Treesh is a doctoral candidate in History, focusing on political culture and institutions in eighteenth-century America. Her dissertation explores the committees — of correspondence, of observation, and of safety — that British North Americans used to resist imperial policy in the 1760s and 1770s. More broadly, she is interested in communications, revolutionary politics, imperial geography, and historical memory.
Prior to coming to Yale, Catherine graduated with Honors in History from Williams College. Her senior thesis used Dr. Joseph Warren to examine propaganda, political organization, and the memorialization of martyrs in Revolutionary America. It won the Robert C. L. Scott Prize for Graduate Study in History.