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Katelyn Patricia Getchel


PhD Candidate, ABD
Advisor: Ruben Flores

Major Fields: Labor and Immigration History


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Immigration, race, gender, labor, and the intersections between them.


BA History with Departmental Honors 2020 University of the Pacific Minors: Anthropology, Gender Studies
MA History University of Rochester 2021


  • Summer 2020 West Sacramento Historical Society Intern
  • 2020 Grading assistant University of the Pacific History Department Hist 011 "Western Civilization II"
  • 2019-2020 University of the Pacific special collections assistant


  • David Bruce Parker Memorial Prize 2023
  • River Campus Libraries Dean’s Student Library Service Award Nominee-2023
  • The Dorthy Rosenberg-Passer Graduate Fellowship 2021


  • Before coming to Rochester I was an undergraduate history student at the University of the Pacific in Stockton California studying history, anthropology, and gender studies
  • I hope to work in public history with students and their families inspiring them to study history like I was inspired by public history projects in my childhood 
  • Growing up in California's Central Valley I was not exposed to the snow a lot so it is interesting and beautiful to see the snow in the morning