Katie King Professor Women's Studies Department and Program http://www.womensstudies.umd.

edu/ University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742 office tel. 301.405.7294; fax 301.314.9190 email: katking@umd.edu website: http://www.katiekin.weebly.com talksites: http://pinterest.com/katkingumd/talksites/ After her Army brat girlhood living around the U.S., including the D.C. area, in Japan shortly after the U.S. occupation following WWII, and in Turkey as the Berlin Wall went up at the height of the Cold War – Katie King went to college at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There she became involved in the anti-war, women's and gay liberation movements in the early seventies. She spent summers teaching English in Thailand as the Vietnam War deteriorated, and school terms studying Sappho with Norman O. Brown, cybernetics with Gregory Bateson, Beowulf with Harry Berger, Jr. and Southeast Asian anthropology with Shelly Errington, receiving an interdisciplinary joint BA in Anthropology and Literature. After several years in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, she returned to Santa Cruz and the program in the History of Consciousness, where, under the direction of Donna Haraway, she wrote a doctoral dissertation applying epistemological analyses derived from science studies to the materialities of textual editing and feminist political activism in constructions of "poetry" in the work of Emily Dickinson and Audre Lorde. Settling into the women's studies program at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1986, she spent brief stints at Cornell University on a post-doc and with their Humanities Center in the late eighties, and a sabbatical in the mid-nineties divided between UC-Santa Cruz, associated with their Center for Cultural Studies, and UC-Irvine, associated with their Humanities Center. Since then she has participated in colloquia and institutes at the Folger Library, Washington, D.C. and participated in graduate workshops in feminist methods in Sweden for the Nordic Research School. She serves as affiliate faculty in Comparative Literature, Performance, American and LGBT Studies, and is a Fellow of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). King's transdisciplinary research on writing technologies and digital culture works across disciplines and knowledge worlds, with an eye for intersectional issues and opportunities to queer theory and methodology. She uses feminist technoscience methods to explore media historically and theoretically, with tendrils in a range of disciplines – anthropology, literature, sociology, economics, history, classics, folklore and communications. Her first book was Theory in its Feminist Travels: Conversations in U.S. women's movements, and her second Networked Reenactments: Stories transdisciplinary knowledges tell. Two others are in progress: Speaking with Things, an introduction to writing technologies, and Demonstrations and Experiments: Quakers, plain style, and the Scientific Revolution. She has been published in the journals The Scholar & the Feminist Online, Writing Technologies, Criticism, Feminist Theory, camera obscura, Configurations, TEXT, Communications, and Cultural Studies.


Publications: • Networked Reenactments: Stories Transdisciplinary Knowledges Tell. Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2011 • Theory in its Feminist Travels: Conversations in U.S. Women's Movements. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994 "In Knots: Transdisciplinary Khipu." In Object/Ecology. Special Inaugural Issue of O-Zone ~ A Journal of Object Oriented Studies 1/1 (forthcoming). To be available online at: http://o-zonejournal.org/forthcoming/ : n. pag. “Science Fiction Feminisms, Feminist Science Fictions & Feminist Sustainability.” Co-authored with Joan Haran. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology 2. (2013): n. pag. doi: 10.7264/N30P0WXQ. Available at: http://adanewmedia.org/2013/11/issue3-kingharan/ “A Naturalcultural Collection of Affections: Transdisciplinary Stories of Transmedia Ecologies Learning.” The Scholar and the Feminist Online: Special issue on Feminist Media Theory: Iterations of Social Difference 10/3. (Summer 2012): n. pag. Available at: http://sfonline.barnard.edu/feminist-media-theory/a-naturalcultural-collection-of-affectionstransdisciplinary-stories-of-transmedia-ecologies-learning/ “Feminist Worlding: Media Ecologies Learning.” Co-authored with Jarah Moesch. Chapter in Feminist Cyberspaces, pp. 14-32. Edited by Sharon Collingwood, Alvina E. Quintana, and Caroline J. Smith. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2012. "Networked Reenactments, a thick description amid authorships, audiences and agencies in the nineties." In Writing Technologies 2/1 (2008). Available online at: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/writing_technologies/back_issues/Vol.%202.1/King/index.html "Women in the Web: teaching technology narratives." Chapter in The Politics of Information: the electronic mediation of social change. Edited by Marc Bousquet, Bruce Simon, and Katherine Wills. AltX. 2004. Available online at: http://www.altx.com/ebooks/infopol.html "Historiography as Reenactment: metaphors and literalizations of TV documentaries." In Extreme and Sentimental History. Special issue of Criticism 46/3 (2004): 459-475 "'There are No Lesbians Here': Feminisms, Lesbianisms and Global Gay Formations." Chapter in Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities: Citizenship, Sexualities and the Afterlife of Colonialism, 33-48. Edited by Analdo Cruz-Malave and Martin Manalansen IV. SUNY, 2002 "Globalization, TV Technologies, and the Re-production of Sexual Identities: Researching and Teaching Layers of Locals and Globals in Highlander and Xena." Chapter in Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women's Studies, pp. 101-124. Edited by Mary M. Lay, Janice Monk, and Deborah S. Rosenfelt. The Feminist Press, 2002


"Productive agencies of feminist theory: the work it does." Feminist Theory 2/1 (2001): 94-98 "Global Gay Formations and Local Homosexualities." Chapter in Companion to Postcolonial Studies, 508-519. Edited by Sangeeta Ray. Blackwell, 2000 "Feminism and Writing Technologies: Teaching Queerish Travels through Maps, Territories, and Pattern." Configurations 2 (Winter 1994): 89-106 "Local and Global: AIDS Activism and Feminist Theory." In Imaging Technologies, Inscribing Science. Special issue of camera obscura 28 (January 1992): 78-99 ("Local and Global: AIDS Activism and Feminist Theory." (Revised for Chapter in Provoking Agents: Gender and Agency in Theory and Practice, 93-112. Edited by Judith Kegan Gardiner. University of Illinois Press, 1995) "Bibliography and a Feminist Apparatus of Literary Production." TEXT 5: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship (1991): 91-103 "Audre Lorde's Lacquered Layerings: The Lesbian Bar as a Site of Literary Production." Cultural Studies 2 (October 1988): 321-342 (Reprinted as Chapter in New Lesbian Criticism, 51-74. Edited by Sally Munt. Simon & Schuster, 1992. Also reprinted in Feminist Cultural Studies II, 321-342. Edited by Terry Lovell. Edward Elgar, 1997) "Producing Sex, Theory and Culture: Gay/Straight ReMappings in Contemporary Feminism." Chapter in Conflicts in Feminism, 82-101. Edited by Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller. Routledge, 1990 "The Situation of Lesbianism as Feminism's Magical Sign: Contests for Meaning and the U.S. Women's Movement, 1968-1972." In Feminist Critiques of Popular Culture. Special issue of Communication 9 (Fall 1985): 65-91