Kate Needham (she/her) is a PhD candidate at Yale University studying early modern English literature. Her dissertation examines English translators and their approaches to literary style across the 16th and 17th centuries. She holds a BA in English and Classics from Washington University in St. Louis.

My research examines translators from William Caxton to George Chapman to Lucy Hutchinson to explore how English translators navigated different ideas of literary style before 1700. My teaching has included classes on time travel, camp & kitsch, gothic fiction, and Shakespeare, and I frequently teach first-year composition.

I am also a translator with experience in Latin poetry and prose. 


Kate Needham (she/her) is a flash fiction writer who loves everything speculative and surreal. Originally from Kansas City, MO, she is currently working on her PhD at Yale where she researches, writes, teaches first-year composition and neglects her houseplants. 

My stories often feature outer space, plants with consciousness, and queer yearning. 

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