Katherine (Katie) Walden
Digital Liberal Arts Specialist
Katherine Walden received a Ph.D. in American Studies-Sport Studies at the University of Iowa, where she also earned an MA in American Studies-Sport Studies and an MA in Library and Information Science, with a Certificate in Public Digital Humanities. After two years teaching a self-designed Rhetoric of Sport curriculum, she received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Iowa’s Council on Teaching and was nominated for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools’ Excellence in Teaching Award.
Katherine has previously worked at the Iowa Women’s Archives, Library of Congress, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Her areas of expertise include data analysis and visualization, mapping and spatial analysis, digital pedagogy, and multimodal composition. She also specializes in data management, digital scholarship, and digital preservation. When not working at the intersection of humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, she spends her spare time as an avid swimmer, baseball fan, and recovering classical pianist and violist.
Education and Degrees
Ph.D., American Studies-Sport Studies, University of Iowa
M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Certificate in Public Digital Humanities
M.A., American Studies-Sport Studies, University of Iowa
B.M., Musical Arts, Vanderbilt University
In the News
Walden, K. (2017, July 11). Washington Nationals’ Western Tour. In The Muse: The Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room Blog.
Walden, K. (2017, July 31). The Umpire Strikes Out: Baseball Music and Labor. Library of Congress Blog.
Walden, K., guest. (2017, July 19). Baseball and Music [podcast]. Music in 2 Flavors.
Walden, K. (2017, April 6). Baseball Myths in Trump’s America. Sport in American History.
Walden, K. (2016, May 22). Using the Archive to Teach Sport History, Digital Humanities, and Rhet-Comp. Digital Humanities Now.
Walden, K. (2016, July). Saturday Night Baseball. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.