Kate White

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Associate Professor of Liberal Arts

Kate White joined the Conservatory faculty in 2000, and is an associate professor of liberal arts. She teaches Writing Workshop I and II, Freshman Seminar, and electives such as On the Road, Into the Wild, Heavens on Earth, Intentional Communities, and Do the Right Thing. White was a founding member of the CARES committee at the Conservatory and served on the committee for many years.

Previously, she was a founding member and teacher at the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass Boston, where she taught in the American studies and law and justice programs, including courses on anti-war activism in the Vietnam War era, student movements in the 1960s and 1970s, and women's rights.

She has also taught writing courses at the Framingham prison through PEN America, in the Upward Bound and Year Up programs, and in programs for the elderly and the mentally ill.

Kate White graduated from Radcliffe College/Harvard University with honors, magna cum laude, in English and American literatures with an emphasis on writing. She earned a master's degree in English at UMass Boston, supplementing her literature courses with seminars in the theory and practice of teaching writing with philosopher Ann Berthoff. In addition to teaching, White has been an editor for writers Barbara Neely (Blanche on the Lamb and other mysteries), Dick Cluster (Alex Glauberman mysteries), Anika Nailah (short stories), Jonathan Buchsbaum (film studies texts), Shelley Evans (One Kill and other film scripts), and others.