Hi!  My name is Kate Wersan and I am a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Specializing in the environmental and cultural history of the United States, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries,  I train under the supervision of William Cronon and dissertation committee members Lynn K. Nyhart, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Charles Cohen, and Adam Nelson.  Blending my interests in US cultural history, environmental history, and the history of technology, my dissertation examines the environmental history of American timekeeping practices from 1660 to 1920.