KATINA L. ROGERS
katina [dot] rogers [at] mla [dot] org
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2010
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Dissertation: “Trauma and the Representation of the Unsayable in Late Twentieth-Century Fiction”
Advisor: Warren Motte
M.A., Comparative Literature, 2006
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
B.A. (summa cum laude), French, 2004
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Minors in English and Spanish
Diploma of French Language Studies, 2002
L’Université de Grenoble – Stendhal III, Grenoble, France
Managing Editor, MLA Commons, Modern Language Association, 2013–present
Create new content and contribute to design and development of the MLA’s new platform for collaboration and scholarly communication; develop short- and long-term strategies to increase member engagement; explore new possibilities for scholarly publishing in an interactive, online environment; contribute to association activities dedicated to career exposure, training, and graduate education reform.
Freelance Translator, 2006–present
Translate fiction, historical documents, scholarly research, scientific reports, political commentary, and commercial materials between French, English, and occasionally Spanish. Selected clients include Dalkey Archive Press, Creole West Productions, and the International Peace Bureau.
Senior Research Specialist, Scholarly Communication Institute, 2012–2013
Develop, conduct, and report on a broad survey of humanities-trained respondents working in alternative academic careers; plan, Developed, conducted, and reported on a broad survey of humanities-trained respondents working in alternative academic careers. Documented and refined new models of alternative graduate training and helped to develop an international network of allied initiatives. Planned and shared outcomes from meetings on emerging models for scholarly publishing and on graduate education reform.
Operations Management Specialist, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2009–2012
Collaborated on strategic planning and program development for a new program in digital information technology and scholarly communication; strengthened internal processes and procedures, including governance materials; managed budgets and projects; contributed to hiring, training, evaluating, and managing administrative staff.
Assistant Secretary General, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 2004–2008
Facilitated top-level administrative functions; translated scientific and outreach materials between French and English; communicated with representatives in French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; assisted with the planning and execution of a major international conference.
“Madame Zabée’s Guesthouse.” Translated excerpt from the French; appears in Best European Fiction 2013, Aleksander Hemon, ed. Dalkey Archive Press, 2012. From Diego by Marie Redonnet, Les Éditions de Minuit, 2005.
“Affirming Complexity: White Teeth and Cosmopolitanism.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 9.2 (Spring 2008).
“Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track.” Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. April 2013. Invited lecture.
“Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track.” Digital Humanities Lecture Series, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. April 2013. Invited lecture.
“Alternative Academic Careers: Data and Implications.” New York University, New York, New York. March 2013. Invited workshop.
“Outside the Pipeline: From Anecdote to Data.” Rethinking Graduate Education, Scholarly Communication Institute, Maryland Institute for Humanities and Technology, College Park, Maryland. October 2012. Presentation.
“Rebuilding the Academy.” Debates in the Digital Humanities: Towards a Networked Academy; Professor Matthew K. Gold. The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York. October 2012. Invited lecture.
“From Anecdote to Data: Humanities Scholars Beyond the Tenure Track.” Digital Humanities 2013 conference. July 2013. Conference presentation category: long paper.
“Rebooting Graduate Training: Collaboration, Computing, and the New Thesis.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. January 2013. Roundtable participant. (Available online)
“Present and Absent Photographs: Photography, Mourning, and the Unsayable in the Poetry of Anne Carson and Jacques Roubaud.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. January 2013. Conference paper.
“From Anecdote to Data: Alternative Academics and Career Preparation.” The Humanities and Technology Camp, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. June 2012. Presentation.
“Slowing Down the Clock: Time, Space, and Autonauts of the Cosmoroute.” Explosive Past, Radiant Future Conference, University of Toronto, Ontario. March 2010. Conference paper.
“Interruption in Gérard Gavarry’s Hop là! un deux trois.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Tucson, Arizona. October 2007. Conference paper.
“Intersection of Absence, Mourning, and Playful Creation in the Work of Macedonio Fernández.” Confutati Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. February 2007. Conference paper.
SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS
The Praxis Network. Conducted interviews, wrote and edited copy, collaborated on design.
“Turning Up the Volume on Graduate Education Reform.” ProfHacker, The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 14, 2012.
“Outside the Pipeline: From Anecdote to Data.” Scholars’ Lab. November 5, 2012.
University of Colorado, Boulder:
Western Literature 17th-20th Centuries; Spring 2009, Spring 2007
Classics of Western Literature; Fall 2008, Fall 2006
Old Norse Mythology; Spring 2006
Accelerated Beginning French; Fall 2005
Intermediate French Language; Spring 2005
Beginning French Language; Summer 2005, Fall 2004
Secondary Schools (multiple), St. Cloud, France:
English Language Courses, various levels; Fall 2007, Spring 2008
French (near-native fluency); Spanish (advanced); Portuguese, Italian (intermediate)
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTING SKILLS
High level of proficiency:
Web-based content management and social media platforms
Survey design and analysis tools (QuestionPro, NVivo)
Microsoft suite (including SharePoint, Visio, and Access)
Version control systems (GitHub)
Data visualization (D3)
SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP
Advisory Committee Member, Profession, Modern Language Association, 2013–2014.
Member, Philanthropy New York Communications Committee, 2011–2012
Conference Organizer, Literary Odysseys Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; 2007
Representative, Comparative Literature Graduate Committee, Spring 2007
Modern Language Association
Association for Computers and the Humanities
References available upon request.