Katie Singer

Research Interests:
Dr. Singer’s writing consists of articles, essays, short stories and poetry.  She has published in various journals and anthologies, her most recent academic work appearing in New Jersey Studies. Titled, “Narrative of the Krueger-Scott Mansion Project: Constructing African-American History,” the article looks at Newark’s proposed Krueger-Scott African-American Cultural Center that never came to fruition and the reasons behind the failure of the project. Dr. Singer has presented at conferences, in the U.S. and abroad, upon topics that include preservation, oral history, African-American literature, and African-American historical commemoration. Public scholarship projects include the creation of an oral history archive for her church as well as historical guide books for bus tours of Newark, New Jersey based in part on oral histories.  

Dr. Singer taught writing, literature, and African-American studies for ten years at Fairleigh Dickinson University before resuming her studies and teaching at Rutgers University-Newark, working toward her doctorate in the field of Race, Ethnicity and Modern Society. At BHSEC she teaches 9th grade History of the Americas, History of Newark, Urban History through Oral History,and Race and Gender in Film.