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Katie Batza

Katie Batza Posing
January 2016
KU faculty member, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Assistant Professor, focusing on the intersections of sexuality, health, and politics in the 20th-century US. Member of KU Writing Center Faculty Writing Group.

“My kid really loves stories, so we make up a lot of stories together and write them down. Sometimes we even build sets and props for them. So that’s the fun writing I do—but I think it actually helps with the academic writing. It gives you a lot of freedom and creativity. You have a child asking why, and suddenly you start thinking in the realm of possibility. Writing doesn’t have to be bounded by grammar and rules and expectations, and I think that’s very freeing and very cool, as both a scholar and a parent. “I totally geek out on the process of revision. I’m obsessed with the idea of reverse outlining. I think is is the tool to make your writing go from crappy/mediocre to good/great. It’s been transformative to me, and I preach it to everyone who will listen.”

 

Learn more about Katie at https://wgss.ku.edu/katie-batza​. 

 

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