Katie Carline

Katie Carline is an historian of gender, religion, cities, and consumer culture in South Africa.

She is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Dalhousie University. Her current research project and book manuscript investigate the history of Black Christian women’s organizing in urban South Africa, tracing the local and transnational infrastructures that these public mothers used to secure their right to a home in the city.

Additionally, she maintains the project Mapping Consumers in the Black South African Press. This digital map plots the locations of people who participated in testimonial advertisements in two Black South African newspapers in the 1930s, revealing dynamics of gender, urbanity, and rurality that shaped Black South Africa’s emerging mass consumer culture. This project received the 2019 Award for Research from the Center for Research Libraries.