Kate Livie

Kate Livie is the humanities faculty for Chesapeake Semester with the Center for Environment & Society. Passionate about the Chesapeake’s history, culture, places, and people, Livie is an avid historian, writer and commentator on Bay-related topics.

Livie publishes regularly, and her work can be read in regional outlets from Baltimore Magazine to Chesapeake Bay Journal. Her book, Chesapeake Oysters: the Bay’s Foundation and Future, was published by History Press in 2015, and went on to win the Maryland Historical Society’s Marion Brewington prize for Maritime History.

A proud Chestertown native, Livie resides in her hometown with her husband, Ben-also a Washington College staffer- and enjoys spending her time nerding out over the best place in the world: the Eastern Shore.