Kate Birkbeck

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Research interests: 

19th and 20th Century U.S. History; Histories of Race and Empire; Carceral Studies; Labor History; Military History

I am a PhD candidate in History at Yale, writing a dissertation about gun clubs, markets and policy in the 19th and 20th century United States and the World. Prior to Yale, I received my BA from University College London and my MPhil from the University of Cambridge. At Yale I have previously co-convened the Racial Capitalism and the Carceral State working group and currently work as a Graduate Writing Fellow, a Disability Peer Mentor and a Graduate Affiliate to Ezra Stiles College. My research has been generously supported by the Isaac Newton Trust, the Louisiana Historical Association, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the Macmillan Center and the Yale Center for Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration, among others.
I encourage anyone curious about doing a PhD to get in touch.