Katie Von Wald

Graduate Student


Genders and Sexualities


BA- History and International Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies (awarded by Boston University in 2014)

MA- Gender and Cultural Studies (awarded by Simmons University in 2017)



Katie (She/Hers) is a doctoral candidate in the Feminist Studies department. She relocated from Boston, Massachusetts where she received her BA in History and International Relations at Boston University and her MA in Gender and Cultural Theory from Simmons University. Her work is concerned with how medical discourse shapes the intersections and representations of gender, sex, race, and sexuality. Her dissertation reads hysteria as a medicalized performance and asks how such embodied acts continue to implicate pathologized, feminized, and queer subjects today.



Research interests: Feminist theory, Queer studies, Medical Humanities, Performance, Embodiments



Forthcoming 2022: "Crafting Against Capitalism: Queer Longings for Witch Futures" in The Witch Studies Reader (eds. Jane Ward and Soma Chaudhuri). Duke University Press.

Journal Article: “Haunted Systems:  The Legacies Affecting Queer Mental Health” in Dosis Journal, Health, Gender and Embodiment, Summer 2018

Journal Article: “Docile Cycles: Bleeding and the Embodiment of Oppression” in Feminist Spaces 3.2, Spring/Summer 2017