Education, Training, & Certifications
Duke Appointment History
- Professor with Tenure, English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1993 - 2017
- Professor in Women's Studies, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2009 - 2014
- Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, African and African American Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2010 - 2013
- Professor in Women's Studies, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2005 - 2008
- Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Duke University 2005 - 2008
- Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University 1999 - 2004
- Director, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University 1996 - 1999
- Acting Director, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University 1995 - 1996
- Visiting Professor, English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1993
- Visiting Professor, English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1992
In the News
JAN 30, 2017 Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity
FEB 16, 2016
JAN 26, 2016 The Atlantic
NOV 17, 2015
SEP 18, 2015
SEP 1, 2015
JUL 13, 2015 The New York Times
MAY 13, 2015
FEB 26, 2015
FEB 17, 2015
OCT 9, 2014
Awards & Honors
- Publications & Artistic Works
- Holloway, K. Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature. Duke University Press, 2014. (Monograph) Link to Item
- Holloway, K. Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. Duke University Press, 2011.
- Holloway, K. BookMarks: Reading in Black and White–A Memoir. Rutgers University Press, 2006.
- Holloway, K. Passed On: African American Mourning Stories. Duke UP, 2002.
- Holloway, K. Codes of Conduct: Race, Ethics, and the Color of Our Character. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995.
- Holloway, K. Moorings & Metaphors: Figures of Culture and Gender in Blk Women’s Lit. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1992.
- Holloway, K. The Character of the Word: The Texts of Zora Neale Hurston. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.
- Holloway, K. New Dimensions of Spirituality: A BiRacial and BiCultural Reading of the Novels of Toni Morrison. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.
- Holloway, KFC. "Their Bodies, Our Conduct: How Society and Medicine Produce Persons Standing in Need of End-of-Life Care." Journal of Palliative Medicine 19, no. 2 (February 2016): 127-128. Full Text
- Holloway, K. "Beloved: An American Grammar Book." Daedalus 143, no. 1 (2014): 107-114.
- Holloway, K. "’Vulnerable’ Populations: Medicine, Race, and Presumptions of Identity." Virtual Mentor 13 (February 2011): 124-127. (Academic Article)
- Holloway, K. "Composing Private Bodies." Hastings Center Matters Fall 2011 (2011). (Academic Article)
- Holloway, K. "Genomics, Arts & Popular Culture." Annals of Scholarship: Arts Practices; Human Science in a Global Culture Fall (2009).
- Holloway, K. "Nothing’s Secret." Duke Magazine 95 (2009).
- Holloway, K. "The Passing of a Repast." The Forum–American Assn of Education and Counseling (October 2008).
- Holloway, K. "The Right to Privacy: Home Invasions–Standing Naked Before the Law." (2008).
- Holloway, K. "What Would DuBois Do?." Black Issues Book Review (2007).
- Holloway, K. "Private Bodies/Public Texts: Literature, Science, and States of Surveillance." Literature and Medicine 26 (2007).
- Holloway, KFC. "Editor's afterword: Private bodies/public texts: Literature, science, and states of surveillance." Literature and Medicine 26, no. 1 (January 1, 2007): 269-276. (Review) Full Text
- Holloway, KFC. "Accidental communities: Race, emergency medicine, and the problem of PolyHeme®." American Journal of Bioethics 6, no. 3 (July 1, 2006): 7-17. (Review) Full Text
- Holloway, KFC. "Response to open peer commentaries on "accidental communities: Race, emergency medicine, and the problem of PolyHeme®": The "R" word: Bioethics and a (Dis)regard of race ." American Journal of Bioethics 6, no. 3 (July 1, 2006). (Letter) Full Text
- Holloway, K. "Don’t Discount DNA Dangers." Raleigh News and Observer (March 2006).
- Holloway, K. "Cruel Enough to Stop the Blood: Global Feminisms and the U.S. Body Politic, or: ’They Done Taken My Blues and Gone’." Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 7 (2006).
- Holloway, K. "Coda: Bodies of Evidence." Edited by J Jakobsen. S&F (Scholar and Feminist) Online 4 (2006).
- Holloway, K. "The "R" Word: Bioethics and a (Dis)Regard of Race." American Journal of Bioethics 6 (2006).
- Holloway, K. "The Death of Culture." The Massachusetts Review (1999): 31-41.
- Holloway, K. "The Ladies Speak Out." Review of Wearing Purple, edited by Otis Owens et al., The Raleigh News and Observer (February 1997). (Review)
- Holloway, K. "Cultural Narratives Passed On: African American Mourning Stories." College English 59 (1997): 32-40.
- Holloway, K. "Zora Neale Hurston." Edited by R Fox and J Kloppenberg. (1995).
- Holloway, K. "Review of Nathaniel Mackey’s Djbot Baghostus’s Run." African American Review 29 (1995): 698-700. (Review)
- Brogan, JV, Dubek, L, Holloway, KF, Innes, SA, Martin, W, Rogers, JM, Schwartz, L, Sprencnether, M, and Torry, R. "Notes on Contributors." Women'S Studies 23, no. 4 (September 1, 1994): 397-398. Full Text
- Holloway, KF. "Private Parts/Public Spaces: Or, “My Tongue is in My Friend's Mouth”." Women'S Studies 23, no. 4 (September 1, 1994): 307-319. Full Text
- Holloway, K. "Private Parts/Public Spaces." Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 23 (1994): 307-19.
- Holloway, K. "Cultural Politics in the Academic Community: Masking the Color Line." College English 55 (1993): 610-17.
- Holloway, K. "Holy Heat: Rituals of the Spirit in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God." Journal of Religion and Literature 23 (1991): 127-41.
- Holloway, K. "Beloved: A Spiritual." Callaloo 13 (1990): 516-25.
- Holloway, K. "Review of Toni Morrison’s Beloved." Black American Literature Forum 23 (1989): 179-82. (Review)
- Holloway, K. "Review of Gloria Naylor’s Talking Vines and Whispering Rocks: Mama Day." Belle Lettres (August 1988). (Review)
- Holloway, K. "The Effects of Basal Readers on Oral Language Complexity." Jrnl of Psycholinguistic Research 15 (March 1986): 141-51.
- Holloway, K. "Remembering Our Foremothers: Older Black Women - Politics of Age, Politics of Survival." Women and Politics 6 (1986): 13-34.
- Holloway, K. "Women as Elders: Images, Visions, and Issues (report)." Edited by MJ Bell. (1986): 13-34.
- Holloway, K. "W.E.B.DuBois and The Right to Privacy." In African American Culture and Legal Discourse, edited by L King and R Schur. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Holloway, K. "Bury the Thought." In Shaping Memories, edited by J Gabbin. Univ of Mississippi Press, 2009.
- Holloway, K. "Foreword: On Monuments and Documents." In Uncrowned Queens: African American Community Leaders of Western New York. 2006.
- Holloway, K. "Zora Neale Hurston." In The Oxford Companion to Women’s Literature in the United States, edited by C Davidson and L Wagner-Martin, 408-10. Oxford UP, 2003.
- Holloway, K. "The Race for Theory." In Literature on the Move: Comparing Diasporic Ethnicities in Europe and the Americas, edited by D Marcais and E al, 347-354. Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag Carl, 2002.
- Holloway, K. "Gender." In The Oxford Companion to African-American Literature, edited by WAE al, 312-15. New York: Oxford UP, 1997.
- Holloway, K. "Narrative Time/Spiritual Text." In Faulkner/Morrison, Morrison/Faulkner, edited by C Kolmerten, S Ross, and J Wittenberg. UP of Missisippi, 1997.
- Holloway, K. "My Tongue is In My Friend’s Mouth." In Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques, 124-37. U of North Carolina P, 1996.
- Holloway, K. "The Body Politic." In Subjects and Citizens: From Ooronoko to Anita Hill, edited by C Davidson and M Moon, 481-97. Durham: Duke UP, 1995.
- Holloway, K. "The Lyrical Dimensions of Spirituality." In Embodied Voices: Female Vocality in Western Culture, edited by N Jones and L Dunn. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 1994.
- Holloway, K. "Language, Culture, and the Implications of Assessment." In Alternative Perspectives in Children’s Language and Literacy, edited by D Bloome and E al, 11-21. New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corp., 1994.
- Holloway, K. "Image, Act, and Identity in Ernest Gaines’s In My Father’s House." In New Perspectives on Ernest Gaines, edited by D Estes, 180-94. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1994.
- Holloway, K. "The Emergent Voice: The Word within its Texts." In Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives, Past and Present, edited by HL Gates and A Appiah. New York: Amistad P, 1993.
- Holloway, K. "Economies of Space: Markets and Marketability in Our Nig and Iola Leroy." In The (Other) American Traditions: 19th Century American Women, edited by J Warren, 126-40. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1992.
- Holloway, K. "The Thursday Ladies." In Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers&Daughters. Boston: Beacon P, 1991.
- Holloway, K. "A Question of Identity." In Counterpoint and Beyond: A Response to Becoming a Nation of Readers, 43-50. NCTE, 1988.
- Holloway, K. "Learning to Talk - Learning to Read." In Tapping Potential: English Language Arts for the Black Child. NCTE, 1985.
- Holloway, K. "Shield the Children (On Public Death and Spectacle)." Raleigh News & Observer (2014).
- Holloway, K. "Speakers for the Dead (On Brain Death, Race and Cultures of Dying)." NewBlackMan (in Exile) (2014).
- Holloway, K. "‘The Help’ Sues Kathryn Stockett; NPR’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio—King’s Legacy-Today’s Activism (1/2011)." (2011).
- Holloway, K. "Media Coverage of Global Health: A Matter of Privacy." Hastings Center Bioethics Forum (2010).
- Holloway, K. "The False Dividing Line of Race." Raleigh News and Observer (February 2008).
- Holloway, K. "Hillary and Obama." The State of Things WUNC–NPR (January 2008). (Interview)
- Holloway, K. "The Return of One Drop?." Raleigh News and Observer (November 2007).
- Holloway, K. "The Problem with Cosby." Orlando Sentinel, Durham Herald Sun (October 2007).
- Holloway, K. "Polyheme–An Update?." Durham Herald Sun (September 2007).
- Holloway, K. "Those Faces We Do Not Mourn." Raleigh News and Observer (August 2007).
- Holloway, K. "Quiet As It’s Kept–Without a Name for Grief." National Public Radio–News and Notes (June 2006).
- Holloway, K. "DNA and the Romance of Race." National Public Radio–News and Notes (February 2006).
- Schmidt, P, Cohn, D, Handley, G, Smith, J, Richardson, R, Matthews, J, Trefzer, A, Lowe, J, Monroe, C, Duck, LA, Holloway, K, Bost, S, Fossett, JJ, Wagner, B, Limón, J, Samway, P, Esplin, E, Segrest, M, Henninger, K, Ring, N, and Benson, M. "Concluding roundtable: Postcolonial theory, the U.S. South, and New World Studies Joint ALA/SSSL Symposium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, December 12-15, 2002." December 1, 2004.
- Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities
Presentations & Appearances
- On Academic Leadership. November 24, 2013 2013
- One Wants a Teller. October 22, 2013 2013
- Race and Space: Octavia Butler. October 1, 2013 2013
- Ethical Dilemmas in Scientific and Medical Research. April 11, 2013 2013
- Mason-Sekora Lecture "Legal Fictions". March 21, 2013 2013
- How Private Bodies Became Public Texts. February 13, 2013 2013
- Henrietta Lacks & the Ethics of Privacy. September 25, 2012 2012
- Law & African American Literary Studies. July 4, 2012 2012
- Institutional Cultures & African American Studies: A Conversation With the Deans. April 13, 2012 2012
- Bound by Law. March 1, 2012 2012
- Composing Private Bodies. March 1, 2012 2012
- The Immortal Life as a Private Body. March 1, 2012 2012
- Private Bodies,Public Texts; Or, Why Henrietta Lacks Did Not Need The Help. February 1, 2012 2012
- Memoiral, Monument & Text; or "I May Not Get There With You". January 1, 2012 2012
- Race and American Studies. November 3, 2011 2011
- Ethics at the End of Life. August 1, 2011 2011
- Keynote Address: 'Bound by Law: The Literary Consequence of Constitutionally Conferred Equity'. April 1, 2011 2011
- Octavia Butler Symposium. March 24, 2011 2011
- Atelier@Duke Private Bodies. February 1, 2011 2011
- John Hope Franklin and Race: The Dilemma of Mirroring America. February 25, 2010 2010
- John Hope Franklin--In Memoriam. November 1, 2009 2009
- Privacy, Law and Literature. October 1, 2009 2009
- BookMarks--Reading in Black and White. August 1, 2009 2009
- Race, Ancestry, and DNA. April 1, 2009 2009
- Home Invasions: Race and Privacy. February 1, 2009 2009
- Fixing the Spirit--Black Cultures, Black Death. November 1, 2008 2008
- Reading Race, Reading Cultures. November 1, 2008 2008
- When Death is a Public Grieving. October 1, 2008 2008
- Privacy Matters: Pharmaceuticals, Forensics, and 'Who's Your Daddy?'--Race and Public DNA. Harvard University. September 23, 2008 2008
- Race, Genomics and DNA. Rutgers University. September 23, 2008 2008
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