Katy Lasdow is Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk University in Boston where she teaches courses on Public History and the Early American Republic. Her work focuses on architecture, city building, and material culture in the early republic. She is currently writing a book manuscript entitled, Wharfed Out: Economy and Society on America’s Early-National Waterfronts. The Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, among others, have generously supported her project. She earned her doctorate in History from Columbia University.
Katy has an avid interest in public history and historic preservation. From 2013 to 2018, she was a Public Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society, serving as the Historian and Project Manager of the Revealing Long Island History Project and the Assistant Curator for the exhibition Waterfront. She previously held positions with the White House Historical Association, the Historic American Buildings Survey, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Katy graduated magna cum laude from the College of William of Mary with degrees in History and Music Performance, and a certificate in Early American History, Material Culture, and Museum Studies from the National Institute of American History and Democracy. She received a Masters Degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
She can be found on Twitter: @kathryn_lasdow.