Kate Bloomquist

Assistant Director in College Writing
Senior Lecturer in College Writing
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
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    • College Writing Program
    • MSC 1096-153-122
    • Washington University
    • 1 Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Kate Bloomquist holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis (2012) in American Literature, with a Certificate in the Teaching of College Writing.  She has been a Lecturer in the College Writing Program since then.  At the 2018 First-Year Finale, Dr. Bloomquist received the Outstanding Writing Instructor award, as decided by first-year students.   

    She has also taught courses in research, literature and US women writers.  In the summer, Dr. Bloomquist teaches in the University College Summer Experiences pre-college program for high school students, with courses in Personal Narrative Writing, Communications, and Creative Writing.

    When she's not reading and writing with Washington University students, Dr. Bloomquist enjoys spending time in Forest Park, running and experiencing the natural world in Michigan.  

    Featured Courses

    College Writing: Place & Perspective

    Place & Perspective is a writing course featuring readings on the subject of our environments, whether social communities, physical spaces, or even virtual realities. We will consider how place-based thinking thrives across academic fields, from design thinking in art to systems science in engineering, from environmental policy in business to ethnographic writing in anthropology, to name a few possibilities.