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.