Katherine Grier

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  • Professor
  • Director, Ph.D. Program in American Civilization; Museum Studies Program
  • Chair, History Media Center
kcgrier@udel.edu
(302) 831-2388
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Katherine C. (Kasey) Grier joined the Department of History as a full professor and Director of the Museum Studies Program in September 2008. A graduate of Princeton University (B.A. 1975), the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Historical Museum Studies (M.A. 1980), and the University of Delaware (Ph.D. American Civilization, History, 1988), Dr. Grier is a specialist in material culture studies whose research interests lie in the history of everyday life in America, especially household routines, domestic interiors, and foodways. Her most current book, Pets in America: A History (University of North Carolina Press, 2006) grew out of a developing interest in the history of animal-human interaction. Her current research interests in this field include the development of the pet food industry, the lives of animals in American cities, and selective breeding of small animals for ornamental purposes. Dr. Grier is also the curator of “Pets in America: The Story of Our Lives with Animals at Home,” a travelling exhibition that has been touring the United States since 2006.

Publications

Books:

  • Culture and Comfort: Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930 (Smithsonian Books, 2010).
  • Pets in America: A History (University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

Links to Publications

  • Culture and Comfort
  • Pets in America

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