Katherine Grier

Director, Museum Studies Program
Professor, Department of History
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Katherine C. (Kasey) Grier is director of the Museum Studies Program and Professor in the Department of History. She is a graduate of Princeton University (1975), the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Historical Museum Studies (1980) and the American Civilization Program of the department of History at the University of Delaware (1988). An expert in material culture studies, Kasey’s career has included employment in museums and historic sites as well as universities, and she remains an active volunteer and consultant to small museums and historic houses. Her most recent book is Pets in America: A History (University of North Carolina Press, 2006 and Harvest Books, 2007). Kasey also served as guest curator for an exhibition on the history of petkeeping in the United States that toured seven venues in the United States between December 2005 and January 2009. (See petsinamerica.org for an online version of the exhibition.)