Kathryn Bergquist - Columbia College Chicago

Kathryn Bergquist

Adjunct Professor of Instruction



Bergquist teaches fiction, creative non-fiction, and first-year writing in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. A 2008 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow and 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching award finalist, Bergquist is author of five books, and editor of the anthology, Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast. Her work has been published and performed internationally. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing, summa cum laude, from Columbia College Chicago. 

Instructional Areas

Creative writing, literature, LGBTQ subjects, study abroad, First-year writing, Writing & Rhetoric, fiction writing, creative non-fiction writing

Creative Practice and Research Interests

LGBTQ studies, 20th-century literature, Czech literature, creative writing, first year writing pedagogy


B.A., Fiction Writing Columbia College Chicago 2005
M.F.A., Creative Writing-Fiction Columbia College Chicago 2009