Kathleen Frederickson, PhD

Kathleen Frederickson wearing a white button-down shirt and dark tie with glasses on.

Position Title
Associate Professor



Kathleen Frederickson researches the interfaces between economics, politics and the social and physical sciences.   Along with her appointment in the Department of English, she is affiliated faculty for the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies, as well the programs in Science and Technology Studies, Critical Theory, and Feminist Theory and Research. Her areas of interest include Victorian literature and culture; feminist and queer studies; the history of physics, biology, psychology, and the social sciences; Marxism; and psychoanalysis. She is at work on a second book, entitled Sex and Security in the Place of Nature, that investigates how eco-legal spaces such as the commons, the habitat, and the quarantine help both generate and model the economies and forms of the sexual.