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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Faculty - Katherine J. Anderson

Katherine Anderson
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-3761
Office: HU 361


PhD, English and Victorian Studies, Indiana University
MA, English, Indiana University 
BA, English and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin

Portrait of Katherine Anderson

Research and Teaching Interests

  • British and Anglophone Literature 
  • Victorian Studies
  • Empire and Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Terrorism Studies
  • Phenomenology
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Moral and Political Philosophy

Selected Publications

"On the Absurdity of Ethical Capitalism." Public Books, 3 May 2019.

“The Banality of Empire.” Public Books, 1 February 2019.>"Police Terrorism: 1865 and 2017." Interview by Mark Thomas, Carolina Focusfrom WBT, 27 October 2017.

“Trauma and the Torturer: Of Monsters and Military Men at Morant Bay.” Traumatic Tales: British Nationhood and National Trauma in Nineteenth-Century Literature, edited by Lisa Kasmer, Routledge, 2017, pp. 121-140.

“The Sensory Citizen-Witness: Liturgies of Torture in Mid-Victorian Martyrological Novels.” Victorian Review, vol. 41, no. 1, 2015, pp. 143-161.