Clinical Teaching Track Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies Program

Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m by virtual Appointment email: Katherine.Mohrman@ucdenver.edu


K. Mohrman is a Clinical Teaching Track Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies program at the University of Colorado Denver. Her work examines formations and histories of sexuality, race, religion, gender, and nation in the context of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century US imperialism. Her work has appeared in Radical History Review and Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, among other venues. She is the recipient of the 2018-2019 LGBT Religious History Award for her paper, “Becoming White: Theologizing Heteronormativity in Mormonism, 1890-1945.” Her book project, Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and US Exceptionalism, argues that contestations over Mormonism in popular and political culture have played a central role in shaping national identity and ideology, particularly through the production and maintenance of sexual normativity and racial hierarchy.

Expertise Areas:

Feminist and queer theory; critical and comparative ethnic studies; critical Mormon studies; U.S. history; popular and visual culture.

Education and Degrees:

  • Ph.D., American Studies with a minor in Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Humanities and Social Thought, New York University
  • B.A., Study of Women and Gender with a minor in History, Smith College

Selected Publications:

K. Mohrman. “Queer Mormons.” In Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender, edited by Taylor

Petrey and Amy Hoyt. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2019.

K. Mohrman. “Polygamy.” In Routledge History of American Sexuality, edited by Kevin P.

Murphy, Jason Ruiz, and David Serlin. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2019.

Mia Fischer and K. Mohrman. “Black Deaths Matter? Sousveillance and the Invisibility of Black

Lives.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 10 (November 2016):


K. Mohrman. “Queering the LDS Archive.” In “Queering Archives: Intimate Tracings,” edited

by Daniel Marshall, Kevin P. Murphy, and Zeb Tortorici. Special Issue, Radical History Review,

no. 122 (Spring 2015): 143-159.

Courses Taught:

  • ETST 1111: Stories We Tell: Explorations of Race, Ethnicity, Culture
  • ETST 4000/5000: Research Methods
  • ETST 4030/5030: Race, Religion, and Belonging in the US
  • WGST 1111: Queer Histories, Queer Lives: Introduction to LGBTQ/Queer Studies
  • ENGL 1030: Core Composition I
  • ENGL 2030: Core Composition II