Katie E. Dieter

Katie E. Dieter

Ph.D. Student

Dual Degree, Gender Studies


M.A., African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, 2009

B.A., Studio Art (Metal Sculpture and Furniture Design), and African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana State University, 2006

Research Interests

Katie's research interests include skin tone hierarchy among African American women and the ways these issues intersect with other categories of identity such as gender and sexuality. She is also interested in Midwestern queer rural studies and plans to conduct a creative/artistic ethnographic study of queer black women in rural spaces in Indiana for her dissertation work. Additionally, Katie is a visual artist and includes creative approaches, particularly painting, into her research methods and loves to exhibit her work as much as possible.

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Professional Associations

Ronald E. McNair Scholar


Dieter, Katie E. (2010). Review of "Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962" by Michelle A. Stephens. Black Diaspora Review, 2(1), 42-43.

Dieter, Katie E. (2010). Review of "The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s" by James Edward Smethurst. Black Diaspora Review, 2(1), 50-51.