English Ph.D. graduate Kristen Hogan begins role as the English Literature Librarian
Posted: November 1, 2012
The Department of English welcomes Dr. Kristen Hogan, the new English Literature Librarian. An English Ph.D. graduate, Hogan will begin her work as both the English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies Librarian on November 19, 2012.
Kristen Hogan comes to the Libraries from her position as the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at UT Austin, where she also served as Project Director for the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative. After earning her Ph.D. from the Department of English and her Graduate Portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies at UT Austin, Kristen worked as co-manager and book buyer at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, then a board-run nonprofit bookstore with a feminist antiracist vision. At Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, she worked as an Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies. On her return to Austin, she began teaching for UT Austin and earned her MSIS at the School of Information at UT Austin. Drawing on her analysis of and her collection development experience in bookstores, she has generated collaborations on information systems at UT Austin Libraries including participating in processing the Gloria Anzaldúa Archives at the Benson Latin American Collection and co-creating the UT Libraries Black Queer Studies Collection, a project supported by the Department of English, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Her articles have appeared in Progressive Librarian, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and ThirdSpace: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture. She has recently contributed to the collection Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways (Scarecrow Press 2011), with Loriene Roy to the collection Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights (Library Juice Press 2010), and with Loriene Roy and Spencer Lilly to the collection Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge (De Gruyter Saur 2012).