Katie Singer has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University where she taught writing, literature and African-American studies for ten years. Thereafter she taught at Rutgers University-Newark while working toward her doctorate in the field of Race, Ethnicity and Modern Society.
Her writing consists of articles, essays, short stories and poetry. She has published in various journals and anthologies, her most recent academic work appearing in New Jersey Studies. Titled “Narrative of the Krueger-Scott Mansion Project: Constructing African-American History,” the article looks at the Newark’s proposed Krueger-Scott African-American Cultural Center that never came to fruition and the reasons behind the failure of the project.
Dr. Singer has presented at conferences in the U.S. and abroad upon topics that include preservation, oral history, African-American literature, and African-American historical commemoration. Public scholarship projects include the creation of an oral history archive for her church as well as historical guide books for bus tours of Newark, New Jersey. She is presently a member of the history faculty at Bard High School Early College in Newark, and a Board Member of the Society for the Study of the Short Story.