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Photo of Katherine Stein, taken by Emily Youree


2019, Honors BA English Literature and History, Marquette University


Katherine Stein is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Victorian literature, with a special focus on historiography and the figure of the child.  Reaching forward from the Victorian period into the early twentieth century, her research is both interdisciplinary and transhistorical, with additional interests in historical fiction (both past and present), national identity, children’s literature, and juvenilia.  Katherine’s work – both inside and outside the university – is deeply invested in publicness and the public humanities.


  • “A Child’s History of England.”  The Literary Encyclopedia.  Edited by Grace Moore, 2023.
  • Co-Editor, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Early Poems and Prose. Under contract with the Juvenilia Press of Sydney, Australia.  Edited with Laurie Langbauer, Beverly Taylor, and six others, 2023.


  • Juliet McMaster Award for Emerging Scholarship, International Society of Literary Juvenilia (2023)
  • James Peacock REACH Fellowship, UNC Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (2021)
  • Maynard Adams Fellowship for the Public Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill (2020)
  • Outstanding Scholar of the Year, Marquette University English Department (2019)
  • Walter C. Boden Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Marquette University History Department (2019)