Kathryn Joan Leslie
PhD Students

Office Hours: Mon, Wed 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kathryn Leslie is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on power and difference in organizations and organizing, with particular attention to how culturally normative practices of professionalism discipline queered, gendered, and racialized bodies. In engaging this work, she draws from scholarship in the areas of critical organizational communication, queer theories, intersectional feminist theories, critical race theories, affect and sociomateriality. As a graduate part-time instructor, Kathryn approaches teaching through the lens of queer pedagogy and is committed to playful and persistent interrogation of what counts as "normal". She has been the instructor-of-record for Business & Professional Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Communication Theory at CU Boulder. At previous institutions she also taught Negotiation & Interviewing, Argumentation, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking. Prior to her doctoral studies, Kathryn worked as a university career coach, as well as human resources professional. Kathryn earned her MS in Communication Pedagogy (2012) and BA in Speech Communication (2009) from the University of Utah.