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Katie E. Dieter

Program: Ph.D. (dual with Gender Studies)
Email: kdieter@indiana.edu

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Previous Degrees: Indiana University, Bloomington: M.A. (2009) in African American and African Diaspora Studies
Indiana State University: Bachelor's Degree (2006) in Studio Art (Metal Sculpture and Furniture Design) and African American and African Diaspora Studies

Research interests:

Katie's research interests include skin tone hierarchy among African American women and the ways these issues intersect with other categories of identity such as gender and sexuality. She is also interested in Midwestern queer rural studies and plans to conduct a creative/artistic ethnographic study of queer black women in rural spaces in Indiana for her dissertation work. Additionally, Katie is a visual artist and includes creative approaches, particularly painting, into her research methods and loves to exhibit her work as much as possible.

Professional Associations:

Ronald E. McNair Scholar

Publications:

Dieter, Katie E. (2010). Review of "Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962" by Michelle A. Stephens. Black Diaspora Review, 2(1), 42-43.

Dieter, Katie E. (2010). Review of "The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s" by James Edward Smethurst. Black Diaspora Review, 2(1), 50-51.

Art Exhibitions:

FASE and African American Art Institute Black History Month Art Fair
February 2011; Theme: "Symbols of Empowerment"
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall

Pre-Kwanzaa 2009 Celebration
December 2009; Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Art Exhibit Room

Pre-Kwanzaa 2008 Celebration: Celebrating Arts of the African Diaspora
December 2008; Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Art Exhibit Room

Powerful Variations (Solo Thesis Art Exhibition)
March 3 – 28, 2008; Location: Monroe County Public Library, Art Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana