Shannon LC Cate
207 West Washington Street #5; Champaign, Illinois 61820 U.S.A.
Objective: I seek a position that will allow me to use my skills and enthusiasm to empower my students to make thoughtful decisions, express themselves accurately and convincingly, and contribute productively to community life.

1995-2004 The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
Doctor of Philosophy, American Literature. January 2005
University Fellow, McCandlish Fellow

1992-1994 Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Master of Arts, Religious Education, May 1994, average grade: A
William Tennent Scholar
1993 Princeton University Teacher Preparation Program, Princeton, New Jersey
Final Grade: A, National Teachers Exam score:  English 730 (97%ile)
1988-1992 William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Oxbridge English Language and Literature, May 1992, average grade: B+
Trustee Scholar, Oxbridge Scholar
1990-1991 Oxford Overseas Study Course, Oxford, England
Francis Warner, director
Honors study in English applied to degree at William Jewell College

Relevant Employment Experience

University of Maryland, University College (September 2005-Present)
Developing and teaching an asynchronous, online survey course in Twentieth Century African American literature for students all over the world.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Fall Semester 2004)
Developing and teaching an interdisciplinary undergraduate course for the department of Gender and Women's Studies.

Self-Employed, (January 2002-present)
Writing, editing and proofreading charitable appeals, public relations material and miscellaneous other publications for Abdurahman Alamoudi, president, American Muslim Foundation.

George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia (August 1998-December 2002)
Developing and teaching a course in introductory college writing for first-year university students; developing and teaching survey courses in U.S. literature spanning the Colonial period to the present for all levels of undergraduate university students. Student course evaluations available on request.

Copy Editor
Congressional Quarterly, Washington, District of Columbia (June 2000-January 2002)
Proofreading at the copy-editing stage of production for CQ Weekly magazine, which features comprehensive, in-depth reporting on the U.S. Congress.

Writing Center
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Washington, DC (October 1999-June 2000)
Designing, developing and coordinating an English tutoring center to serve the needs of 1500 students in a state secondary school; including daily one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing and other language arts skills, basic computer applications and independent study skills to help a population of mostly low-income, urban students prepare for university; designing, implementing and maintaining a thirty-computer network to support the pedagogical aims of the Writing Center.

Major Presentations and Publications

June 2004 "Whose Perfect Image? Performing Devotion To/Through White Masculinity at Arlington National Cemetery" 2004 Crossroads in Cultural Studies 5th International Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

October 2003 "The European in the Closet: Secrecy and Disclosure in Henry James'The American" Feminist Scholars' Series, Program in Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois

April 2003 Ducking Under the Ropes at the National Cathedral The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of York, York, England, 11-13 April 2003.

May 2002 Race in the Marrow: Challenging Racialism in Charles Chesnutts Marrow of Tradition The American Literature Association National Conference, Long Beach, California, 30 May-2 June 2002.

April 2002 Queer Talk for an Engaged Girl: Romantic Friendship in Pauline Hopkins Contending Forces. The Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, Toronto, 12-13 April 2002.

Spring 2001 Transcendentalists and Catholic Converts in Ralph Waldo Emersons America. Chapter Six of: Reinventing Christianity: Nineteenth-Century Contexts Linda Woodhead, editor, Ashgate: 2001.
This chapter was originally a presentation given at the Nineteenth-Century Religion and the Fragmentation of Culture in Europe and America Conference, Ruskin Programme and Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, 17-19 July 1997.

April 2000 A Much More Primitive Mood: The Intersection of Race and Sexuality in Nella Larsen's Passing. The Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, Buffalo, New York, 7-8 April 2000.

April 1999 Troubling Bodies Among Our Boys in Uniform: Performances of Gender, Sexuality and Nation in the USAF Honor Guard. Here Be Dragons the Fifth Annual Performance Studies International Conference, University of Wales - Aberystwyth, Wales, 9-12 April, 1999.

March 1998 "New Women Racing the Old Order." Women's Identities, the South Central Women's Studies Association Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, 6-7 March 1998.

1993-1994 Trenton Times Sunday Book World Contract written reviews of current novels and nonfiction books for the Trenton, New Jersey newspaper on a monthly basis.

References Provided Upon Request

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