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Ketchum, Karyl E.

Professor of Women and Gender Studies

Chair of Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies

Office: 657-278-2480

Department: 657-278-3888



Karyl E. Ketchum's research interests center on technology and visual culture as they intersect with, rely upon, and challenge shifting notions and exploitations of non-normative identities and bodies. She is currently working on a book-length, digital-humanities-based historiography exploring the use and misuse of gender, race, class and sexualities in the contemporary founding narratives of several cultural institutions originating in New York's Gilded Age. She also published numerous articles on topics such as racial biases in biometric technologies, the deployment of race and gender toward galvanizing and sustaining global online social movements and queer aesthetics. Ketchum often serves as a pro bono expert witness in transgender immigrant asylum cases and has authored several declarations, along with an amicus brief developed collaboratively with her students, in support of these critical protections. She is also active in a number of initiatives in the state and nationally that focus on education reform. Her book, "Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools" (Routledge 2018), coauthored with Sharon Chappell and Lisa Richardson, is a critical first resource for educators interested in ensuring schools are supporting the gender and sexual identities of all students.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Gender in K-12 Education
  • Queer Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Topics
  • Arabella Huntington
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • transgender-related topics
  • Diversity

  • Advertising
  • Children's Issues
  • Communications
  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Culture -- Popular
  • Education -- Elementary
  • Education -- High School
  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Technology
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Media
  • Sexual Harrassment/Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Teenagers
  • Women's Studies

  • North America