Kat Cosby

Research Associate

205 Levering Hall
PO Box 400172
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00-5:00pm and By Appointment

Kat Cosby is a Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department. They are an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on Black women and their geographies in Brazil in the post-abolition era.

Their book manuscript interrogates how the presence and contributions of Black women and the attempts to erase them historically from geographies in São Paulo were essential to the formation and development of the city. Kat examines how criminalizing Black women's presence was crucial to whitening ideology and practices in the early twentieth century.

Kat Cosby received their Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Irvine.