Joshua Catalano

Early America, Native American, & Digital History


I am a research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and a doctoral student in the Department of History at George Mason University. I received my MA in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University and my BA in History from Saint Vincent College. My research interests include Revolutionary America, Native American history, memory, digital history, and public history. My dissertation is a study of the intertwined and contested memory of the Gnadenhutten Massacre and the burning of Colonel William Crawford over the longue durée. Putting Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s theory of how silences enter the historical record to the test, this study will illuminate the numerous ways specific individuals and organizations manipulated and used the memory of these events for different purposes throughout history.