Kate Birkbeck

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Research interests: 

nineteenth century US history

I’m a second-year PhD student in nineteenth century U.S. history. I am interested in informal and formal violence and state formation in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Before coming to Yale, I received my BA in history from University College London with a year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. My MPhil in American history is from the University of Cambridge. My work has been generously supported by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the Nathan Hale Associates Fellowship and the Isaac Newton Trust among others.
I really encourage anyone curious about doing a PhD to get in touch.