Katie Gough, PhD – Dissertation Coach and Consultant

KATIE GOUGH, PHD – DISSERTATION COACH AND CONSULTANTKatie Gough is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, and the Program in Theatre & Dance. Her book Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic (Routledge, 2014) won the Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in African American theatre from the American Society for Theatre Research. In her forthcoming book, Theatre and the Threshold of Death: Lectures in the Dying Arts (Bloomsbury, 2024), she investigates how the creative arts are in conversation with end-of-life practices. Katie holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC-Berkeley and a Master’s in English from University of Maryland, College Park. Over the course of her career, she has taught in three disciplines (English, History, and Performance Studies/Theatre) across three countries (UK, Canada, and US). As an interdisciplinary scholar, Katie is passionate about thinking through appropriate methodologies for projects that may span more than one discipline, or projects that encompass both the humanities and social sciences. As a creative problem solver, she aspires to help students hone their research questions, structure arguments, find appropriate methods, and finish their dissertation in a timely manner. She has experience supervising Ph.D. students across multiple disciplines to completion of their dissertation, and mentoring students on how to publish their dissertation research. Compassionate and empathetic to the challenges of the research process, she understands the importance of unconditional positive regard for her clients. She aims to create a space where her clients understand the value of the work they are doing and are inspired by their research process.