Kate Baldwin Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Rhetoric, and American Studies

Kate A Baldwin is a 20th-century Americanist who specializes in comparative theories of gender, race and ethnicity. Her work focuses on intersections between the mappings of identity and social history in a global context. Her first book, Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, 1922-63 (Duke UP 2002), remaps black American modernism by addressing the involvement of African American intellectuals with Soviet communism and a Russian intellectual heritage. Past fellowships include the Pembroke at Brown University, a Mellon post-doc at Johns Hopkins University, and the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University. She has published articles in Cultural Critique, Diaspora, Modern Fiction Studies, Novel, and differences. Prof. Baldwin is the author of The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol’niki Park to Chicago’s South Side (University Press of New England, 2016). Prof. Baldwin teaches a course on "Motherhood and Its Discontents."

Publications

  • Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, 1922-63 (Duke UP 2002).

Courses Taught

  • "Motherhood and Its Discontents"
  • "Cold War and Public Cultures"
  • "Global Motherhood and the Media"
  • "Feminism in Trumplandia"