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Courtesy of Kate Clarke Lemay

Kate Clarke Lemay is a historian at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a Fulbright Scholar; a presidential counselor to the National WWII Museum; an advisor to Panorama, the journal of the Association of Historians of American Art; and an advisor to the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation. Dr. Lemay’s books include Triumph of the Dead: American World War II Cemeteries, Monuments and Diplomacy in France (2018); Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (2019) and with Dr. Taína Caragol, 1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific, forthcoming from Princeton University Press this fall. Her scholarship has earned recognitions such as the 2020 Amelia Bloomer Book Award from the American Library Association, and the 2021 Smithsonian Secretary’s Prize for Excellence in Research.