Katie Oliviero, Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage 201
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.