About Trinity Admissions Academics Urban and Global Student Life Athletics News and Events Library
Photo
Katherine L. Bergren
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (860) 297-2282 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street, Rm. 310
Send e-mail to Katherine L. Bergren
Trinity College faculty member since 2013
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2013)
M.A., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2008)
B.A., Wellesley College (2004)

Kate Bergren received her Ph.D. from UCLA, where she taught a wide range of courses in and out of her field. As a teacher, her aim is to widen the circumference of what constitutes an appropriate and useful reaction to a text, and to impart the sense that the twenty-first-century classroom is an essential part of literary culture. In the classroom, she teaches students to read themselves reading, to hover perceptively over themselves as they react to what the text offers them—and that they are already in the process of interpretation when they find an assigned reading confusing, exciting, or dull.