Kathleen Blackburn

University of Illinois – Chicago

Research Associate, Freshwater Lab

Kathleen Blackburn is currently a PhD in the Program for Writers at UIC and a research assistant in the UIC Freshwater Lab. She is currently researching the intersection of U.S. militarization and ecological disruption, specifically in cases of invasive species. Recent projects have focused on invasive Brown Tree Snakes on Guam and Asian Carp in the Midwest.

A Pushcart Prize nominee, Kathleen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellingham Review,  Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Iron Horse Literary Review, River Teeth, and others, and has been listed as notable in Best American Essays.