Carnegie Mellon University

Catherine  Evans

Catherine Evans

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


My research focuses on gender, sexuality, and activism within 20th and 21st-century American literature and culture. Currently, I am working on several projects that grapple with 1970s lesbian feminist print cultures, the interactions between protest and drag performances, and the unruly materiality of queer archives. My public-facing work includes contributions to the interactive historical resource Kipp Dawson: The Struggle is the Victory. 


  • BA in English with a Writing Concentration, Corporate Communications, and World Literatures from Duquesne University
  • MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University


Gender and Sexuality, Print Histories, Activist Cultures, Archival Studies, Queer Theory


  • [With Jessie Ramey] “‘We Came Together and We Fought’: Kipp Dawson and Resistance
    To State Violence in U.S. Social Movements Since the 1950s.” Radical History Review. Issue 148. (Forthcoming 2024).
  • “Embodied Selves/Disembodied Subjects: Homing the Body in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.” Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics (2022): 1-10