Kate Drabinski



ABOUT

Kate Drabinski

Dr. Kate Drabinski is a Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies, and she is also the Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) program, a co-curricular program and Living-Learning community sponsored by GWST. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric with a graduate certificate in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. She has taught a wide range of introductory courses in gender and sexuality studies at several universities. During her four-year tenure at Tulane University, Kate presided over a curriculum revision process that resulted in tremendous enrollment growth in the Gender and Sexuality Studies department.

Dr. Kate was awarded a UMBC Breaking Ground grant to reorganize the department’s Studies in Feminist Activism to incorporate civic agency and digital activism into the program on a more permanent basis. Dr. Kate is the point person for the new Critical Sexuality Studies minor that she helped develop in 2011-2012. She serves on the Faculty Senate, the Digital Humanities Working Group, and is on the board of the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community and Culture.