Katherine Walden

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of American Studies

Concurrent Professor, Computer Science and Engineering




Flanner Hall 1046

Research and Teaching Interests

    • Digital Humanities, Public Humanities, Archives
    • Sport & American Culture (labor politics, race and ethnicity, gender, community identity, sport fan communities, sport data and analytics)
    • Critical Approaches to Data, Critical Computing Education

Dr. Katherine Walden studies critical cultural approaches to computing & data (in a variety of combinations). Informed by intersectional feminism and anti-racist pedagogies, her teaching practice equips students to think critically about historical context and intersecting structures of power while also building interdisciplinary data literacy, data science, and computational thinking skills. Her institutional capacity-building work in this space is supported by multiple funding agencies as part of the Mozilla Foundation’s Responsible Computing Challenge.

She is a core faculty member in the Department of American Studies, with a concurrent appointment in the Gender Studies Program. She is affiliated with the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society; Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship & Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center.



Ph.D., American Studies-Sport Studies, University of Iowa, 2019
M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, 2018
Public Digital Humanities Certificate, University of Iowa, 2018
B.M., Musical Arts, Vanderbilt University, 2014