Katie Oliviero

Featured Publications

“The Immigration State of Emergency: Racializing and Gendering National Vulnerability in Twenty-First-Century Citizenship and Deportation Regimes”
Feminist Formations, Volume 25, Issue 2, Summer 2013
(click title to view pdf)

Not the Marrying Kind“’Yes on Proposition 8′: The Conservative Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage” in (Not) The Marrying Kind, edited by Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor. University of Minnesota Press, 2012 (in press)

“Sensational Nation and the Minutemen: Gendered Citizenship and Moral Vulnerabilities” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; 36(3) 2011

“Circling the Globe: International Feminisms Reconsidered, 1910 to 1975” Women’s Studies International Forum Special Issue; 32(1) 2009

Selected Awards

ACLS New Faculty Fellow Award, 2012-2014

Emory University Feminism and Legal Theory Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2012

LGBT Teaching Fellowship, UCLA, 2010

Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship, UCLA, 2009

Excellence in Women’s Studies Prize, Dartmouth College 2002

Katie Oliviero

Katie Oliviero, Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage 201
Telephone: 303-735-0068
E-mail: Katie.Oliviero@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Katie Oliviero was awarded the ACLS New Faculty Fellowship and has joined the WGST faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at UCLA, and her dissertation explored how recent controversies around immigration, gay rights and reproductive justice mobilize a vocabulary of precariousness to influence the law and policy. She then held a postdoctoral position at Emory University with the Feminism and Legal Theory Project where she taught in both the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and the School of Law.

Dr. Oliviero’s research interests include transnational feminisms, critical race theory, queer studies, vulnerability politics, law, social movements and performance.

Her publications appear in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Women’s Studies International Forum and an anthology, (Not) The Marrying Kind, on queer and LGBT debates around marriage. Dr. Oliviero’s is working on a book project, The Ambivalent Political Life of Vulnerability: Sociolegal Representations of Risk in 21st Century Conservative Social Movements, that builds from her dissertation and postdoctoral research. A new companion project explores if concepts of vulnerability and resilience can rework existing global justice frameworks, with an emphasis on transnational women’s peace movements, sexual asylum policies and disability rights.

For more information, see Professor Oliviero’s CV.