Katherine Rothschild, MFA, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University where she teaches PWR 1, The Rhetoric of Innovation: Transformation and Missed Opportunities and PWR 2, Innovative Conservation Communication: The Rhetoric of Everyday Change. She is currently completing an NCTE grant-funded multi-institutional study of writing knowledge transfer into STEM disciplines. She has conducted studies and published on writerly identity in STEM disciplines, feminist social media rhetorics, visibility language, and egalitarian classroom models. She is also the author of the novel Wider than the Sky (PRH/Soho Teen), and a contributor to KQED/NPR, among other outlets.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Honors & Awards

  • NCTE CCCs Research Initiative Grant Recipient, National Council for Teachers of English (2019-2021)

Professional Education

  • PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Composition & Applied Linguistics
  • MFA, Saint Mary's College of California, Fiction Writing

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Fourth wave feminism has offered many opportunities for activism from anonymous or covert places, such as X and Tiktok. How effective are these new forms of linguistic activism?

All Publications

  • Responding to Writerly Identity as Inclusive Pedagogy Journal of Response to Writing Rothschild, K. 2023; Vol. 9 (2)
  • Satirical feminism and the Reparative Tweet: a discourse analysis of the gendered language of @manwhohasitall FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES Rothschild, K. 2021
  • The Rhetorical Emergency Kit: Engaging Ethically with End the Silence and Protest Rhetoric on a Campus in Crisis Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy Rothschild, K. F. 2019; 16 (1)