Meet the Faculty

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Katie Frye

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 310
Phone: 310-506-4271

  • Ph.D. English, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • M.A. English, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • B.A. English, Lipscomb University


  • English Composition
  • First-Year Seminar: Inventing Modern Childhood
  • Western Heritage III

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2014
  • Modern Language Association
  • Pearl Butler Evans Award in Graduate Writing, 2006 and 2005
  • UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2004
  • UCSB Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, 2003

Academic Interests:

  • American Literature from 1865
  • Kate Chopin
  • Representations of Motherhood
  • The Southern Grotesque
  • U.S. Race and Ethnicity Studies
  • Women's Studies

Selected Works:

  • "Now, Virginia" (short story), published in Literary Mama, September 2010.
  • "The Case against Whiteness in William Wells Brown's Clotel," published in Mississippi Quarterly, Summer-Fall 2009.
  • "Edna Pontellier, Adèle Ratignolle, and the Unnamed Nurse: a Triptych of Maternity in The Awakening," published in Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, Fall/Winter 2006.
  • Review. Nancy Culpepper. Bobbie Ann Mason (New York: Random House, 2006). Yemassee, Fall 2006.