Dr. Kathryn Lasdow is Director of the Public History Concentration and Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk University in Boston. Her research focuses on architecture, city building, and material culture in the early American republic. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Wharfed Out: Improvement and Inequity in Early American Cities. Professor Lasdow has written articles on public health in American cities and on the architecture of Lafayette Square in Washington. She previously worked as a Historian and Curator for the Brooklyn Historical Society and as an Educator and Researcher for the White House Historical Association.