Kate Livingston

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Kate Livingston




  • Ph.D. Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. Government, Smith College

Kate Livingston received her Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University and her MA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her primary areas of teaching and research are reproductive justice, feminist theory and pedagogy, the politics of family and reproduction, critical adoption studies, adoption law and public policy, and gender, race, sexuality in pop culture. As a community-engaged scholar and researcher, Dr. Livingston has a long history of activism and public engagement in adoption law, policy and practice in Ohio. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in WGSS at public research universities including The Ohio State University and Indiana University-Bloomington. As a faculty development consultant, she coaches faculty across academic disciplines in the development of their equity-focused teaching, research, and community-engagement practices.  Dr. Livingston is Associate Director for Teaching, Research, and Academic Partnerships at University of Michigan's Ginsberg Center for Community Engagement.