- Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- M.A., Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- B.B.A., Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
- Place, sexuality, and gender
- Queer ecologies/ LGBT literature of environmental justice
- Critical university studies
- Girl studies
- Feminist pedagogy
- Gender, race, and AIDS
- Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces, eds. Michelle Massé and Katie Hogan. State University of New York Press, 2010.
- Women Take Care: Gender, Race, and the Culture of AIDS. Cornell University Press, 2001.
- Gendered Epidemic: Representations of Women in the Age of AIDS, eds. Nancy Roth and Katie Hogan. Routledge, 1998.
Selected Recent Articles
- “Transplacement: Nature and Place in Carter Sickels’s ‘Saving’ and ‘Bittersweet.” Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, Douglas A. Vakoch, ed. Routledge, 2020.
- “Queer Green Apocalypse: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.” Routledge Historical Resources: Romanticism, edited by Duncan Wu, John Strachan, and Jane Moore (forthcoming; first appeared in International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. Eds. Simon Estok, Greta Gaard, & Serpil Oppermann, 2013, Routledge, 2013).
- “Past and Future Worlds: Queer and Non-Binary Dystopian Narratives.” Succession: Queering the Environment. Network in Canadian History and Environment. June 11, 2020. https://niche-canada.org/2020/06/11/past-and-future-worlds-queer-and-non-binary-dystopian-narratives/
- “Decolonizing Rural Space in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home” in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In. Ed. Janine Utell. The University of Mississippi Press, 2019.
- “Complicit: on Being a WGST Program Director in the Neoliberal University.” Invited to contribute to “SCHOLACTIVISM: Reflections on Transforming Praxis Inside and Outside the Classroom.” Works and Days (print) and Cultural Logic: an electronic journal of Marxist theory and practice. (2015).
- “The Academic Slow Lane: Creating Alternative Professional Identities.” Staging Academic Women’s Lives. (Michelle Massé and Nan Bauer-Maglin, Eds.) State University of New York Press, (forthcoming 2015).
- “Come Closer to Feminism: Gratitude as Activist Encounter in Women’s and Gender Studies 101.” Feminist Teacher 24: 3 (2014).
- “Queer Ecology: A Roundtable Discussion.” Jill E. Anderson, Robert Azzarello, Gavin Brown, Katie Hogan, Gordon Brent Ingram, Michael J. Morris & Joshua Stephens. Hosted by Jamie Heckert. European Journal of Ecopsychology 3: (2013).
- “Queer Ecofeminist Apocalypse: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.” International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. Eds. Simon Estok, Greta Gaard, & Serpil Oppermann (Routledge, 2013).
- “Green Angels in America: An Aesthetics of Equity.” The Greening – or Not – of America. Special issue of the Journal of American Culture 35.1 (2012) 4-14.
- “What is Criticism on Academic Labor For?” The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics (Jeffrey J. Williams and Heather Steffen, eds.), Columbia University Press (2012).
- “Tips for Service.” (with Michelle Massé) Profession 10. Modern Language Association (2010). 220-222.
- “Undoing Nature: Coalition Building as Queer Environmentalism.” Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire, eds. Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson. Indiana University Press, 2010.
- “The Lesbian Mammy in Boys on the Side.” Multi-Cultural Film: An Anthology. Pearson Publishing. (Reprint of Women’s Studies Quarterly article), 2009.
Selected Recent Presentations
- March 2021: ” Moving Beyond the Urban/Rural Divide in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Virtual Conference.
- April 2020: “Past and Future Worlds: Queer and Non-Binary Dystopian Narratives.” MELUS: Multicultural Ethnic Literature of the United States Annual Convention. New Orleans, La.
(Conference cancelled due to COVID 19)
- March 2020. Invited to participate on a panel discussion “Cli-Fi: Imagining the Unimaginable.” The Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival. (Conference cancelled due to COVID 19)
- June 2019: “Reading for Queer Disaster.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.” University of California at Davis. Davis, CA.
- January 2019: “Narrating Queer Disaster.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago.
- January 2018: ” Moving Beyond the Urban/Rural Divide in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, NY, NY.
- November 2017: “Rural Queer Ecohistories as Movement Building and Freedom-Making.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention. Baltimore, MI.
- June 2017: “Decolonizing Rural Space in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
- November 2016: “Decolonizing the Rural in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Canada.
- April 2015: “Nature / Place as ‘Safe House’ in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.” Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities, Queer Studies Conference. UNC Asheville, NC.
- November 2013: “Come Closer to Feminism: Gratitude as Activist Encounter in Women’s and Gender Studies 101” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention. Cincinnati, Ohio.
- November 2012: “Queer Green Apocalypse: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.” “Apocalyptic Imagination” Symposium, Humanities Center at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
- October 2012: Invited Speaker for “The Future of Women’s Studies.” 40th Anniversary Celebration. Women’s Studies Program. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
- November 2011: “The Maids of Academe: Subverting and Reclaiming Academic Service.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.
- June 2011: “Queer Green Apocalypse” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
- January 2011: “Green Angels in America: Aesthetics of Equity.” Queer Ecology. Program arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Los Angeles, CA.
- December 2009: “Service: A Gender, Race, and Class Perspective.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.
- November 2009: “Service: A Gender, Race, and Class Perspective.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.
- November 2008: “Queering Environmental Justice.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
- December 2007: Invited, “Superservice as a Threat to Academic Freedom.” Panel co-proposed with American Association of University Professors Forum, “The Precarity of Academic Freedom.” Modern Language Association Presidential Forum, “The Humanities at Work in the World.” Chicago, IL.
- November 2007: Invited, Hudson Strode Lecture in Criticism and Theory. “The New Risk Economy and Superserviceable Professors.” University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
- Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
- LGBT Lives, Cultures, and Theories
- Girl Cultures
- Global Women Writers
- Environmental Justice
- Feminist Theories
- UNC Charlotte, 2014-present
- Carlow University, 2003-2014
- LaGuardia Community College / The City University of New York, 1997-2003
- Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program, UNC Charlotte, 2014-present
- Director of Women’s Studies Program, Carlow University, 2003-2014
- 2007-2009: Elected to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly, Special Interest, Women in the Profession.
- 2007-2008: Elected by the Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly to the Elections Committee.
- 2006-present: Founder and participant in an online brief daily sessions writing group with colleagues from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, Princeton, Pacific Lutheran, Texas Tech, Marietta College, Loyola University, University of Detroit Mercy, and the Univ. of Missouri.
- 2003-2006: Appointed by the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association (MLA) to the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession.
- 2002-2003: Area Chair, Women’s Studies Panel, Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association.