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 spatial history and historical geography, my dissertation examines the environmental history of American timekeeping practices from 1660 to 1920, exploring the complicated truth that in order to know where you are, you also have to know when you are.