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"Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely, Infographic Maps, and Subject-System Identity in Contemporary Political Thought." College Literature, Forthcoming January 2019.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinksi Fellow, 2018-2019
English Department Distinguished Disseration Fellowship, Spring 2017
UC Davis Oustanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2016-2017
Graduate Studies Travel Award, Fall 2015
Residential Quarter Fellowship, UC Davis Humanities Program, Fall 2015
Marxist Literary Group, June 2017, Davis, CA: "Claudia Rankine and Subject-System Identity in Late Capitalism"
Marxist Reading Group, 11 March, 2016, Gainsville, FL: "Humans and Nature: (Fr)enemies of the Anthropocene"
Modernist Studies Association, 21 November, 2015, Boston, MA, "Visionary Poetics and Materialist Praxis"
Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 2 July 2013: " Genre, Anachronism, and the Pleasures of Literary Imagination in Chaucer's 'Tale of Sir Thopas'"
Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, 9 May 2013: "'And wepid ful mony': Communal Memory, Communal Affect, and Rewriting History in Saint Erkenwald"
Instructor, ENL 3: Intro to Literature
Instructor, UWP 1: Expository Writing
Teaching Assistant, English 111: Medieval Literature
Teaching Assistant, English 113A: Chaucer, Troilus and Minor Poems
Teaching Assistant, English 117: Shakespeare
English Graduate Student Association Vice Chair, 2013-2014
Medieval Research Consortium Co-Chair, 2012-2013
Katie Leveling is a Ph.D. candidate who works with contemporary American poetry, media studies and visual culture, and Marxist theories of economics. Her dissertation interrogates the ways contemporary Americans understand themselves in relation to social systems, particularly the swiftly changing global economy. She is interested in how local, lived experience is dialectically shaped by global systems which are far off, vast in scale, and often incomprehensible. Her scholarship engages various cultural objects, including poems, infographic maps, and the visual language of Instagram artists to produce constellations of insights that exhibit key modes of thinking in the present moment. She works as a historian of the contemporary world during what she sees as a time of great transition.