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Kate Parker

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Kate Parker Pronouns: she/her/hers



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Brief biography

Chair, English Department, 2020-present

Director of the Institute for Social Justice, 2018-2021

Faculty Assistant to the Provost, Strategic Planning, 2018-2020

CATL Inclusive Teaching Specialist, 2020-2022

Co-coordinator of the Inclusive Teaching Institute, 2018-2022

Editorial Board, Bucknell University Press's Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 series
(formerly co-editor, 2015-2020)


Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011


Research and publishing

I have published three co-edited volumes with the Bucknell University Press, "Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered" (with Courtney Weiss Smith, 2013), "Sade's Sensibilities" (with Norbert Sclippa, 2014), "Teaching the Eighteenth-Century Now: A Pedagogy of Ethical Engagement" (with Miriam Wallace, 2023) and essays on Sade, the poet James Thomson, the novelist Eliza Haywood, the intersections of feminist criticism and translation theory, feminist pedagogy, and trauma-informed teaching.



Kate Parker, English, presented "Let’s NOT Talk About Sex: Risky Teaching in a Surveillance State" at English Department William J. and Yvonne M. Hyde Colloquium Series on Feb. 24 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Feb. 27, 2023



Bryan Kopp and Kate Parker, both CATL; Nese Nasif, College of Business Administration; and Edward Kim, Mathematics & Statistics; presented "Inclusive Teaching Institute" at Council on Undergraduate Research: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity on June 24 online.

Submitted on: July 14, 2021



Bryan Kopp and Kate Parker, both English; Nese Nasif, Marketing; and Edward Kim, Mathematics & Statistics; designed content and facilitated activites for "UWL Inclusive Teaching Institute". The 2nd annual week-long institute was co-sponsored by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning and the Institute for Social Justice. Participants explored inclusive teaching practices and social justice pedagogies as they work independently on redesigning one course for spring 2021.

Submitted on: Feb. 7, 2021