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Katherine Biers

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Katherine Biers graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a BA and later a PhD in English literature. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching writing, literature, philosophy, and drama at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and NYU. Katherine loves to design classes on popular and topical subjects like literature and technology, post-apocalyptic drama, and the Theater of the Absurd. When teaching literature, she enjoys helping students to see connections between literary analysis, critical thinking, writing, and their personal growth. As a writing tutor, she creates structured, goal-oriented environments focused equally on concrete results and the ongoing, open-ended work of self-knowledge. When she’s not tutoring or teaching, she plays video games with her 8-year-old twins and writes about American literature and modern drama for literary magazines and scholarly journals. 


Katherine’s personal essay was about her childhood experience of living and working on her relatives’ farm, a former monastery in the Cotswolds, England.

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