An academic scholar in the areas of American literature and culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Kathryn Bond Stockton is also an academic in queer, feminist, and African-American studies, as well as religion and literature. Currently serving as Director of Gender Studies at The University of Utah, as well as a Professor of English, Kathryn Bond Stockton previously held the position of Director of Graduate Studies for Utah’s English Department. Kathryn Bond Stockton has taught in the English department since joining the University as an instructor in 1987. While a student at Brown, Kathryn Bond Stockton served as an instructor as part of her teaching fellowship. The recipient of multiple academic honors over her school career, Kathryn Bond Stockton received the Hooker Prize for her theological studies at Yale, the Oliver Ellsworth Dagget Scholarship Prize at Yale University, as well as the John Torrey Prize in recognition of having the highest academic standing among Phi Beta Kappas. A prolific lecturer and author of topics related to queer studies, Kathryn Bond Stockton is the author of three academic books. In her latest work, The Queer Child, or Growing up Sideways in the Twentieth Century, she discusses the “queerness” of children. In two previous works, Kathryn Bond Stockton explores queer choice in black culture, and the application of feminist theory to British literature. In 2007 and 2010, she was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. An avid reader as well as a Professor of English, Kathryn Bond Stockton enjoys the work of Charlotte Brontë, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Djuna Barnes, and Gertrude Stein, among many other favorites. An outdoors enthusiast, Kathryn Bond Stockton enjoys mountain biking and skate skiing, as well as hiking and kayaking.


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