“You’re lucky, then, that your mom died before all this began,” my friend said. “At least you got to be there. At least you got a funeral.” However starkly her words hung between us, I knew she was right. As shattering as it was when my mom died in Tucson four days before my sister’s… Read more →
Kathleen Powers Conti
As a public historian and preservation professional, Kathleen Powers Conti consults on projects across the US and is an experienced educator. Proficient in Russian and Kazakh, her research spans across the Americas and the former Soviet Union, focusing on how to preserve and interpret places of “difficult heritage”—sites of trauma, contested history, or atrocities. She is currently writing her dissertation “‘Tell It Like It Was’: Race, Memory, and Historic Preservation in the American South” at the University of Texas at Austin.