My doctoral dissertation (University of California-Riverside, 2006) is Higher Gauge Theory I: 2-Bundles, which categorifies the concept of fibre bundle to the (algebraically) higher-dimensional concept of 2bundle and proves the equivalence (in appropriate cases) of 2bundles and gerbes. This is part of the work by my advisor John Baez on higher gauge theory.

For most purposes, the best version to read (and cite) is the most recent version on the arXiv. I have some other versions of the paper, in the DjVu file format (which can be viewed on almost any operating system using DjVuLibre):

Other file formats may be available upon request, but I'm not storing them online.
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