Dept. of Writing and Communication
- M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
- M.A. San Francisco State University
Carrie Katz, M.F.A., is an Adjunct Professor in NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Katz holds a Master of Fine Arts in New Genres/Intermedia from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Interested in diverse educational contexts, Katz has frequently taught outside of of academia. Her students have included incarcerated inmates, residents of domestic violence shelters, and adults with developmental and/or cognitive disabilities. Whether teaching in universities or in non-traditional settings, Katz's teaching pedagogy centers around strength-based learning, voice empowerment, and critical thinking.
Katz's writing has been published in the Sidebrow Anthology and in several literary journals, such as Lodestar Quarterly, the Big Ugly Review, Horseless Review, Fourteen Hills, and more. Nine of her plays were commissioned by the UK-based Jigsaw Ensemble and produced in London at the Chelsea and Latchmere/Theatre 503 and in Scotland's renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As a visual artist, Katz's work is primarily participatory and language-based, exploring the intersection of text and audience. Katz is founder, director, and curator of the San Francisco-based art gallery Savernack Street, recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Alternative Exposure/Southern Exposure Grant, and has been widely featured nationally and internationally, including the New York Times, BBC News, and National Public Radio.
Katz is also a member of Common Field, a national research and advocacy organization connecting contemporary, noncommercial artist-run and artist-centered spaces and initiatives. She also serves on the Board at Alchemia, a non-profit organization based in Northern California focusing on nurturing the creative expression of individuals with disabilities.
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