Curriculum Vitae Highlights

Katherine May Stevens, 

123 Barker Center, History and Literature Office

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Harvard University, Ph.D. in American Studies, May 2014

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in History and American Culture Studies, summa cum laude, May 2005 


Dissertation: “Unsettling the South: War, Expansion, and Slavery in the Southern United States, 1780-1840.” Committee: Walter Johnson, Jill Lepore, Rachel St. John

“Harvard and Slavery: A Short History” with Professor Sven Beckert, Balraj Gill and Jim Henle for forthcoming collection on universities and slavery edited by Professors James Campbell and Leslie Harris (University of Georgia Press)


Harvard and Slavery Project 

“Slavery and Universities” Guest Lecture, Slavery and Public History, Graduate Seminar, Northeastern University (scheduled for Spring, 2015)

Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History, Publication, with Sven Beckert (Cambridge, MA: Office of the President of Harvard University, 2011)

Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio, Invited Guest. Episode 885 “The Ivy Leagues: Shackled to a Shameful Past”

“Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History” Invited Lecture, Cambridge Historical Society and Boston Public Library, Dorchester Branch