Kate Boyd

Kate Boyd

Humanities Teacher

M.A. (English Language and Literature), University of Washington; PhD (English Language and Literature), University of Washington Kate Boyd is a public humanities scholar whose teaching, research, and service is informed by over two decades of anti-racist cultural organizing experience. For several years, Kate taught at the University of Washington for the Department of English, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Honors program. At UW, her research received several awards including the Nancy Hartsock Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Feminist Theory, the Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship, and Exemplary Diversity Scholar, awarded by the National Center for Institutional Diversity. Most recently, Kate taught cultural studies-based composition and literature courses at Shoreline Community College where she was tenured faculty in the English Department. Kate is also a collaborating artist on “no. NOT EVER.”, a multi-media, interactive installation that depicts a wide-range of rural and suburban organizing strategies from the 1980’s and 1990’s that say “no. NOT EVER.” to white nationalism in the Pacific Northwest. Designed to support contemporary anti-racist organizing efforts, “no. NOT EVER.” is a travelling exhibition and has shown at the Henry Art Gallery, Interference Archive, and opens soon at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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