Elizabeth Catte is a public historian, educator, and historical consultant whose work appears in museums and heritage sites world-wide.
Catte holds a PhD and MA in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University, a institution integral to the shaping of public history both as a field and practice, and a BA in Latin and Classical Studies from the University of Tennessee.
Her research interests include memory and commemoration; histories of sexuality; digital history; cultural landscapes; and documentary photography. Her scholarship has appeared in the Americanist Independent, the Public History Review, and on US Sport History and History@Work. Catte is an experienced public history educator and public history curriculum specialist.
Catte’s current work in progress is a case-study driven exploration of public memory and racial violence that examines how communities have tried to remember (or forget) their violent pasts. A sample chapter of that work is available here.