Casey P. Cater

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Georgia State University in Atlanta. My research focuses on the environmental, cultural, business, and political history of the electrification of the U.S. South from the late-nineteenth to the late-twentieth century. I develop these themes in my dissertation, titled “Regenerating Dixie: Electric Energy and the Making of the Modern South”  (scheduled for completion in May 2016).

This year, I am a Lemelson Center Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and in 2014-2015, I was the IEEE Fellow in Electrical History.