Kathryn Stockton

Kathryn StocktonWith graduate degrees from Yale University Divinity School and Brown University, Kathryn Bond Stockton is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race, the nineteenth-century novel, and twentieth-century literature and film, and where she directed the Gender Studies Program for over a decade.

Her most recent books, Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” and The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, published by Duke University Press, were both finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies (2007 and 2010), and she has also authored God between Their Lips: Desire between Women in Irigaray, Bronte, and Eliot (Stanford University Press). In 2007, Stockton received the Crompton-Noll Prize, awarded by the Modern Language Association, for the best essay in gay and lesbian studies. This past summer she taught at Cornell University's School of Criticism and Theory, where she led a seminar on “Sexuality and Childhood in a Global Frame: Queer Theory and Beyond.”