Dr. Kathryn Dolan



Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature, Food Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Criticism

 Dr. Dolan received her BA in English from UC Los Angeles in 1997, her MA in English from San Jose State University in 2002, and her PhD in English with an emphasis in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at S&T, Dr. Dolan was a postdoctoral scholar in the English department at University of South Florida.

Dr. Dolan’s book manuscript, Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agri. Published in 2014 through University of Nebraska Press.

"Her Daily Bread: Food and Labor in Louisa May Alcott," American Literary Realism 48.1 (Fall 2015): 40-57.

"A Safe Drink for All Constitutions’: Beecher’s Waters of Reform," Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 42.8 (December 2013): 936-955.

"A ‘Mighty World-Force’: Wheat as Natural Corrective in Norris," Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 19.2 (Spring 2012): 295-316.

"Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico: Discourse, Policy, and Governance in Post-Catastrophe Environments," second author, Journal of Applied Social Science 6.2 (Summer 2012): 133-148.

"Thoreau’s ‘Grossest Groceries’: Diet Reform in Walden and Wild Fruits," ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 56.2 (Summer 2010): 162-191.


Dr. Dolan has also presented papers at the MLA, PAMLA, NeMLA, ALA, and CEA conferences, in addition to the "Writing for Liberty" conference in Lancaster University, England.

Dr. Dolan has taught survey courses in early-U.S. literature, regional U.S. literature, the nineteenth-century short story, food studies in literature and film, and composition. At S&T, she teaches the early-American, American Renaissance, and American Gothic courses, and taught  courses on Mark Twain and Global Foods in London in Spring, 2015.