Katherine Lashley

Bel Air, Maryland

I am a Ph.D. candidate in English at Morgan State University. My research focuses on contemporary literature, especially literature by female authors, African Americans, Native Americans, and Muslim Americans. I also apply disability studies to my research (the analysis of how disability is portrayed and treated within literature by characters).

I teach essay and research writing at Towson University and Harford Community College. My goal is to obtain a tenure-track professorship in English.

In my spare time I write everything from fantasy to mystery to poems to personal essays. I have published two books so far. My Younger Older Sister: Growing Up With An Autistic Older Sister is about my relationship with my sister. I discuss how autism has affected her education, career, and friendships. My second book is a fantasy titled Lamia, which is about a woman who turns into a snake, and yet she has to learn how to live with her friends and family.

  • Work
    • English Instructor
  • Education
    • Morgan State University
    • Drexel University
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University