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K.S. (Kathryn) Roberts, Dr

Senior Lecturer in American Studies
K.S. (Kathryn) Roberts, Dr

Academic Employment

University of Groningen        
Senior Lecturer, Program in American Studies, 2021-
Assistant Professor, Program in American Studies, 2018-2021

Harvard University                
Lecturer, Department of English, 2017
Head Teaching Fellow, Arts & Humanities, 2016-2017


Harvard University                 
Ph.D., English, 2016
M.A., English, 2011

Duke University                      
B.A., English, Summa cum laude, 2007

Teaching and Research Specialties
Modern American Literature and Culture; History of Cultural Institutions; Creative Work Studies; Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary U.S. Literature and Media

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellow, 2019-2020
  • Francis James Child Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Harvard 2013)
  • Dexter Fellowships for Dissertation Research (2012 & 2014)

Recent Publications

Roberts, K. & Strandvad, S., "Creative Ecologies: Proposing a New Framework for 21st-Century Cultural Production from the Case of Artist Residencies," in The Cultural Sociology of Art and Music, edited by Lisa McCormick. Palgrave, forthcoming 2022.

“The McGurl Era? American Culture, Peak College, and The Program Era,” in Culture²: Theorizing Theory for the Twenty-First Century, Vol. 1, edited by Frank Kelleter and Alexander Starre, Transcript, 2022.

“Our Town, the MacDowell Colony, and the Art of Civic Mediation.” American Literary History, vol. 31, no. 3, 2019, pp. 395–418. 

“Outside Joke: Humorlessness and Masculinity in Richard Wright,” in The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright, edited by Glenda R. Carpio. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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