Katie is a senior at Davidson College and is about to graduate with a degree in History. For the Highgate project, Katie has written about educational institutions in the neighborhood and how these schools have contributed to Highgate’s communal identity. Previously, she has done extensive research on twentieth-century American history, including on the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of feminism, and the Vietnam War. One of the highlights of her college experience was getting to visit London and explore some of its more unknown areas. Following Davidson, Katie plans on attending law school. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and get outside any way she can. Katie currently lives in Rocky Mount, NC, with her family and her dog Holly and her cat Macy.
Jane Guidera is a sophomore at Davidson majoring in History and minoring in English. For this project, Jane has studied and evaluated the role of societies and community centers in preserving Highgate’s heritage and history, and served as photographer on visits to Highgate. Having a passion for learning, Jane’s favorite areas of study are Colonial America, the American South, and nineteenth-century British literature and history. In addition to grinding in second libs, Jane loves to spend time with her family & friends, journal, ski, and travel. Jane lives in Orono, MN with her family and standard poodle, Bode.
Ross is a sophomore at Davidson College double-majoring in Gender & Sexuality Studies and History. For this project, Ross has written about Highgate’s pink historical plaques and feminist inclusion in historical narratives, and has designed and edited the website. In the past, Ross has written on queerness and gender non-conformity in medieval and fin-de-siècle France, as well as the politics of gender in literary and artistic modernism(s) of the twentieth century. When not reading or writing, Ross may be found drinking coffee, speaking to cats on the street, and just generally subverting people’s expectations. Ross lives in Winston-Salem, NC, with their two cats.
Luke is a freshman at Davidson College and, although he has yet to declare a major, he is passionate about both History and Hispanic Studies. In this project, Luke researched and wrote about the history of the Highgate Cemetery as well as its larger role in the construction of the neighborhood’s identity. He also helped contribute content for the website. Luke had a fantastic experience working on this project and is grateful for both the opportunity to visit London and for the hard work and collaboration of his peers. Luke lives in Charlotte, NC, with his family as well as his cat Duncan and his dog Waffles.