Kate Bauer

PhD Program

Campus

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Coastal histories, environments and technology, sovereignty, settler colonialism, modernity

Major and Minor Fields

Major

  • Canadian History

Minor 1

Technology In/And Environments

Minor 2

Empires, Colonialisms, and Indigeneity

Biography

Kate's interest in lighthouses and coastlines began during a summer undergraduate research internship on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, a small Canadian exclave in the Bay of Fundy. Her dissertation project looks at the social, technopolitical, and environmental lives of lighthouses and lighthouse keepers in the first decades after Confederation. Kate's research puts the littoral margins of Canadian territory at the centre of a period of rapid (and contentious) technological, territorial, social, and political change in Canada.

Education

MA, McGill University
BA, McGill University

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