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Fall 2015

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Katherine A Mohrman

Narrative

K. Mohrman is currently writing a dissertation tentatively titled “Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and the Making of U.S. Sexual Exceptionalism” which examines the shifting uses and applications of sexual exceptionalism, in the context of nineteenth and twentieth century Mormonism, as a discursive strategy for disciplining and managing various populations.


Specialties

  • Critical Mormon studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History of Sexuality
  • History of Capitalism
  • Queer theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Critical race theory

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: American Studies, Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011-present.
  • M.A.: John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, New York, New York, 2011.
  • B.A.: Study of Women and Gender, Smith College, Northampton, Massachuetts, 2009.

Publications

  • K. Mohrman. “Queering the LDS Archive.” Radical History Review (forthcoming Spring 2015)

Research Activities

  • A Materialist Spirituality: The Translocation of Political Economy and Sexuality in Mormonism at the Turn of the Twentieth-Century: Religion, Spirituality, and the Politicization of Sexualities Panel, French Association of American Studies, University of Angers, Angers, France,, May 2013
  • Spatial Drag, Queer Rupture: Queerness, Political Economy, and Mormonism in Salt Lake City, Utah: Gendered Borders and Queer Frontiers, Program in Women and Gender History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin,, March 2012
  • Queer Utah: Contingent Belongings: Queer Reflections on Race, Place, and State, Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, September 2011
  • Queer Salt Lake City: Composing Spaces: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2011

Professional Activities

  • Teaching Group Facilitator: Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota , 2014 - 2015
  • Treasurer: , Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, , 2012 - 2013
  • Member: Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota , 2011 - 2012
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Teaching and Learning Certificate Program: New York University, New York, New York, , 2011

Awards

  • Summer Dissertation Writing Grant , 2015 - 2016
  • College of Liberal Arts Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship, American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Block Grant Fellowship, American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2011
  • Mary Maples Dunn Merit Scholar, Smith College, 2005 - 2009

Courses Taught

  • WRIT 1401 Writing and Academic Inquiry: Dissecting Popular Culture in the United States
  • AMST 3252W American Popular Culture and Politics, 1900-1940
  • WRIT 1301 University Writing: Popular Culture
  • AMST 3253W: Popular Art and Politics, World War II to the Present (Teaching Assistant
  • AMST 3252W: American Popular Culture and Politics, 1900-1940: Race, Nation, and Empire: Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Cultural Politics (Teaching Assistant)
  • AMST 1011: Religions and American Identity in the United States from World War II to the Present (Teaching Assistant)
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