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Kristen Hogan


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Kristen Hogan
Lecturer, PHD

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As the English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies Librarian, Kristen Hogan builds research skills by responding to faculty and student reference questions by email, phone, and at the Information & Research Help Desk as well as by creating reference tools (for example, she collaborated on the Black Queer Studies Collection); fosters information literacy by teaching sessions in classrooms, orientations, and workshops with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; and practices collection development by purchasing English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies materials for access through the Perry Castañeda Library. In each of these three areas of responsibility, Kristen is committed to strengthening user skills in critical information literacy, that is, she wants to help faculty, students, and staff understand how research tools (Google searches, for example, as well as subscription databases) are structured, what information might be hidden or left out, and how to create research questions that challenge these limitations.

Kristen comes to librarianship from work in bookstore and teaching positions. She has worked at BookWoman in Austin and served as the book buyer and co-manager of the Toronto Women’s Bookstore. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and at the University of Texas at Austin.

In her own research, Kristen maps the history of the book industry in the 20th-21st-century U.S. alongside the transnational movement of women creating and sustaining feminist bookstores (1970-present). She documents how these bookwomen created spaces for working towards queer antiracist feminist practice while they changed how women’s books are published and read. This history also provides a lens for understanding contemporary librarianship.

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Graduated from:
PhD, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
MSIS, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Graduate Portfolio, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002
MA, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002

“Tribal Libraries as the Future of Librarianship: Independent Collection Development as a Tool for Social Justice,” in Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums, eds. Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K. Arriaga (Scarecrow Press, 2011)
"'Breaking Secrets' in the Catalog: Proposing the Black Queer Studies Collection at the University of Texas at Austin," in Progressive Librarian (Fall-Winter 2010)
"Women's Studies in Feminist Bookstores: 'All the Women's Studies Women Would Come in,'" in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Spring 2008)