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.