Kathryn Crim

2016 Hellman Graduate Awardee


7th Year PhD in Comparative Literature
UC Berkeley

Kathryn Crim received her bachelors in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Her graduate work at Berkeley has focused on European literature and art in the long 17th century and is culminating in a dissertation at the intersection of poetics, theology, and early scientific discourses: “Mobile Reformations: Faith and the Counterfeit in Early Modern Writing.” She’s worked as an editor and written about photography, contemporary art, poetry, and fiction. She teaches with the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with the Hellman Graduate Award and exciting to be counted among a diverse and accomplished group of young scholars. The award will support me as I finish my degree, freeing up extra time for writing and preparing to leave Berkeley.”