Kaitlyn Martin Fox is a PhD candidate investigating the role of race and religion in American memory about historical traumas like the Holocaust and African American slavery. She examines memory in literature, film, and popular culture to consider how historical narratives inform our identities, ritual engagement with the past, and visions for the future. Kaitlyn uses these sites of collective remembering to ask how the complexities of trauma disrupt these historical narratives and require us to see them anew. Her dissertation analyzes three books commonly taught in U.S. public schools to better understand the cultural narratives that many Americans have told and taught about race, religion, secularism, and moral progress. Kaitlyn graduated with a B.A. from Hardin-Simmons University, earned a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University, and is now an Instructor in Religion at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH.