Kate Kokontis11th Grade Humanities Academic Studio
Dr. Kate M. Kokontis (Integrated Humanities: History) is a Founding Faculty member of the Academic Studio and Assistant Chair of Integrated Humanities. She earned her B.A. from Yale, a post-baccalaureate certificate in painting from the Studio Art Centers, International / Florence, and her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from U.C. Berkeley. Additionally at NOCCA, Kate co-facilitates the Student Leadership Council; enjoys creating collaborative projects with her colleagues across departments; and is involved in the Plessy Project. Right now she is working on a novel and an academic book project emerging from her dissertation, “Performative Returns and the Rememory of History: genealogy and performativity in the American racial state.” She has been a nominee for the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s National History Teacher of the Year award, and recently participated in two NEH summer seminars: on Mississippi Delta music, history, and culture, and on Reconstruction after the Civil War. She has presented at several universities and national conferences and on WWNO about critical, interdisciplinary humanities pedagogy and curriculum for high school students.