Kate Huber, CV


Ph.D., English, University of Oregon, anticipated June 2021

Dissertation: Re-mediating Ireland: The Nature of Modernization in 20th Century Irish Culture

Chairs: Mark Quigley and Sarah Wald

M.A., Literary Studies, Leiden University, 2008

Thesis: “‘This boy belongs in the man village!’ Reading Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness as a satire critiquing neocolonialism”

Chair: Isabel Hoving

B.A., Literary Studies (Algemene Literatuurwetenschap), Leiden University, 2007

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“The View from Mrs. Kelly’s Window: Reframing Agency and Land in the Congested Districts Board Photographs,” Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies special issue on Ireland and the Environment, DOI: 10.1353/eir.2020.0018

“Teaching the Ocean: Literature and History in the Study of the Sea,” co-authored with Hayley Brazier, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), DOI: 10.1093/isle/isaa131

“‘The Eden of the future…looking like the banished past’: Reading Riparian Agency in Deep Time in Ciaran Carson’s Belfast Confetti,” Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14688417.2021.1893206 

Honors and Awards

Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) Research Grant, 2020-2021

Commendation of Equity and Inclusion in the Teaching of Argumentative Writing, 2018-2019

International Association of the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) Postgraduate Scholarship, 2019

Notre Dame IRISH Seminar 2018 Tuition Fellowship, 2018

General University of Oregon Scholarship, 2016-2017

Steingart Fellowship, 2014-2015

Jane Campbell Krohn Graduate Fellowship in Literature and the Environment, 2014-2015

Conferences and Presentations

“Ephemeral Environments: How the History of Radio and Seán Ó Riada’s Our Musical Heritage Construct the Irish West,” IASIL 2019 Annual Conference: Ithir Na critice/The Critical Ground, July 2019

“Imperialism of the Mind: The Structural Violence and Satire of Colonial Science and Technology in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Bray House,” ASLE 2019 Biennial Conference, June 2019

 “Energy Ecologies: Climate Change and Colonial Legacies in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Bray House,” ACIS 2019 Annual Conference, March 2019

“Modernizing Tradition: Ethnography and Photography as Framing Revival and Unionist Ideologies in the Congested Districts Board Archive,” ACIS 2018 Annual Conference, June 2018

“Material Time: Entangled Discursive and Material Histories in Ciaran Carson’s Belfast Confetti.” Presenter, ASLE Biennial Conference, June 2017

Professional Training

Politics, Culture, and Identity Specialization, University of Oregon, anticipated June 2021 – a graduate certificate program in which PhD students engage in interdisciplinary research through seminars, guest-speaker series, and dissertation workshops

Advanced Graduate Teaching Initiative, University of Oregon, anticipated June 2021 – a series of workshops to align teaching practices with the scholarship on teaching and learning


University of Oregon

Grader for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), AY 2020-2021

Instructor of Introduction to Environmental Literature, Winter 2019, Spring 2020

Discussion section leader for Foundations to the English Major lecture sequence, Winter 2017,
Spring 2018

Instructor of Composition, Fall 2015 to present

Sea Education Association

SEAScape Oceans and Society instructor, summers of 2017, 2018, and 2019

Teaching and Research Interests

Twentieth-century Irish and British literature; twentieth-century African and Caribbean anglophone literature; studies of literature and the environment; postcolonial theory; inclusive pedagogies


University of Oregon

Assistant Director of Composition, Summer 2017 to Spring 2019 (appointed)

Mesa Verde ecocritical reading group, Coordinator, 2016 to present (volunteer)

English Department Council, Graduate Student Representative, 2016 to 2017 (elected)

Search committee, T/t Assistant Professor of African Literatures and Media, Graduate Student Representative, Winter 2016 (appointed)

Universiteit Leiden

Benelux Association for the Study of Art, Culture, and the Environment, Webmaster, 2012-2014 (volunteer)

Professional Affiliations

International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL)

American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE and ASLE-UKI)

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)


English (native), Dutch (fluent), French (intermediate), Irish (beginner)


Contact Kate using the form below or at the University of Oregon web page