Professor Kathryn Stockton served as the director of gender studies from 2000-2011 at the University of Utah, where she is also a distinguished professor of English. She has taught more than 20 graduate- and undergraduate-level courses throughout her career and has been recognized for both her teaching skills and her scholarship on numerous occasions. This past May, Kathryn Stockton was awarded another honor: the 2013 Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the University of Utah’s most prestigious award for a faculty member.

The Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence is an annual award presented to a faculty member at the University of Utah for excellence in teaching, research, and administration. The president of the university appoints a selection committee comprised of members of the university’s faculty and administration. The committee members recommend several of their colleagues as candidates for the prize to the president, who subsequently makes the final selection and announces the recipient during the university’s commencement exercises.

Kathryn Bond Stockton is the author several books, including The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century.

In addition to her recent reception of the University of Utah’s distinguished Rosenblatt Award, Distinguished English Professor Kathryn Stockton is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

NOW was founded in 1966 out of frustration with occupational sex discrimination, which was deemed permissible by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. To combat sex discrimination not just in the work place, but in the culture at large, NOW was formed with a broad mission: to fight for gender equality everywhere. Today, NOW focuses on securing constitutionally protected equality, advocates for reproductive rights, and fights discrimination against racial and sexual minorities. The organization also works to combat violence against women and provides resources for survivors of domestic abuse. Currently, NOW has more than 500,000 active members across all 50 states.

Kathryn Bond Stockton is the author of the books “God Between Their Lips,” “Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame” and “The Queer Child.” She has been recognized for her contributions to LGBT studies. Kathryn Stockton currently teaches at the University of Utah.