Kathryn A. Bedecarre

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 121



Kathryn Bedecarré joins Bates as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. Her current book project, an activist ethnography of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Austin, Texas, explores local conflicts about what it means to “do the work,” as the saying goes, of antiracist resistance. Kathryn received her PhD in Black Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and previously taught courses in African American Studies at UT San Antonio. Her work has been published in Black Agenda Report and has been accepted by Cultural Dynamics. At Bates Kathryn is excited to offer courses on the Black Radical Tradition, political participation, and the role of law and policy in the making of race.

Classes for Academic year 2021-2022

Fall 2021
PTSO 212 Race and Mass Incarceration
PTLC 215 Political Participation in the U.S.

Winter 2021
Space is the Place: Speculative Fiction & Black Radical Thought From Watts to Ferguson
PLTC 203 Colorblind or Racialized? Law and Policy in the Making of Race