About Katja Schatte

Katja Schatte holds a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, where she studies the social and cultural histories of socialist societies. Her dissertation explores Jewish life in East Berlin before and after reunification (1945-2016) with a focus on the experiences of Jewish women. Katja's research has been funded by the USC Shoah Foundation, the Leo Baeck Institute New York, and the Stroum Center. She has taught college-level history courses at the University of Washington and in non-traditional educations settings, such as University Beyond Bars. Katja's passion for words extends beyond the walls of academia. In addition to her experience in research and teaching, Katja has worked extensively in the areas of copy editing, interpreting and translation, and, most recently, web development. She is a credentialed teacher and has a professional background in social work.