Katie Dyson is a PhD Candidate in English and a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago, where she previously served as a 2016-2017 Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow. Her research focuses on the ethics of storytelling in twentieth and twenty-first century literature and popular culture. Her current project, “Reading Modernism: Narrative, Ethics, Violence,” traces how early 20th century modernist narratives reimagine reading as an ethical practice. She brings her research into the undergraduate classroom, exploring diverse forms of storytelling including film, television, and podcasts as well as the ethical dynamics of teaching in the twenty-first century. She is also passionate about fostering pedagogical communities and has mentored graduate instructors and developed affinity groups and instructional workshops. She is featured on the inaugural episode of the Modernist Podcast, “Modernism, Women and Feminism,” and has written reviews and essays on teaching, literature, art, and pop culture for Slant Magazine, PopMatters, Newfound, and elsewhere. She holds an MA in English from Loyola University Chicago and a BA (summa cum laude) in English and History from the University of Minnesota.
Twentieth century and contemporary literature and culture, modernism, narrative theory, ethics, literature and social justice, popular culture, experiential learning, critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, public humanities