Kathryn Bond Stockton is a Distinguished Professor of English, former Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, and inaugural Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race, and twentieth-century literature and film. Two of her books—Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” and The Queer Child (Duke UP) were national finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. Her newest book is entitled Making Out (NYU Press, 2019). Stockton has taught at Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory and, in 2013, she was awarded the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the highest honor granted by the University of Utah.