Ph.D. (2019) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
American Studies, Sport Studies sub-track. GPA: 4.02 (4.0 scale)
Dissertation: Remapping and Visualizing Baseball Labor: A Digital Humanities Project
M.A. (2018) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Library and Information Science. GPA: 4.0 (4.0 scale)
Certificate in Public Digital Humanities
M.A. (2016) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
American Studies, Sport Studies sub-track. GPA: 4.06 (4.0 scale)
B.M. (2014) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Musical Arts-Piano, Minor in Viola Performance. GPA: 3.9 (4.0 scale), Summa Cum Laude.
Highest Honors in Music History and Literature
Walden, K. [Review of documentary Jackie Robinson, by Ken Burns]. Journal of Sport History. Forthcoming issue.
Walden, K. (2015). [Review of Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album, by Sony Music]. New World of Music, 4:2, 13-16.
Course support (smaller assignments/collaborations)
Summer 2019 MAPs
Department of American Studies and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistant. Sport and Media (Spring 2018), Baseball in America (Fall 2017)
Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Vanderbilt University, Spring 2017
Adjunct Artist Instructor. The Blues, Jazz.
Department of Rhetoric, University of Iowa, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
Graduate Instructor [Instructor of Record]. Rhetoric of Sport (Fall 2015-Present), Rhetoric (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Vanderbilt University, Fall 2012-Spring 2014
Teaching Assistant. The Blues (Spring 2014), Music as Global Culture (Fall 2013), Musical Theatre in America: A Cultural History (Spring 2013), American Music (Fall 2012)
Walden, K. (2017, May). ‘Is This Heaven? No, It’s Iowa’: Using Mapping and Spatial History to Reframe Minor League Baseball Narratives. Paper presented at 45th Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History. Fullerton, California.
Walden, K. (2017, April). ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’: Using Digital Humanities to Reframe Minor League Baseball. Paper presented at 22nd Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Ottawa, Kansas.
Walden, K. (2016, June). ’Play Ball, You All’: Baseball’s Journey Down Tin Pan Alley. Paper presented at 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. Cooperstown, New York.
Walden, K. (2016, May). ’Our Baseball Nine’: Race, Sport, and Southern White Masculinity at Vanderbilt University, 1893-1912. Paper presented at 44th Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History. Atlanta, Georgia.
Walden, K. (2016, April). Playing Baseball and Making Hits: Baseball and American Popular Music during the Tin Pan Alley Era. Paper presented at 21st Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Ottawa, Kansas.
Walden, K. (2016, April). Playing Baseball and Building Archives: a Digital Humanities Project. Paper presented at 16th Annual Craft Critique Culture: Bridging Divides Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Iowa City, Iowa.
Walden, K. (2016, March). ’If You Build It, They Will Come’: Complicating the Midwestern Myth in Baseball Films. Paper presented at Mid-America American Studies Association Conference. Lawrence, Kansas.
Walden, K. (2015, April). Our Baseball Nine: Rhetoric of Late 19th Century Collegiate Baseball in a Post-Reconstruction South. Invited panelist for 50th Annual American Studies Graduate Symposium. Lafayette, Indiana.
Walden, K., & Lucas-Carr, C. (2015, April). Campus Recreation and Bodily Experience: An Interactive Dialogue. Panel presented at 15th Annual Craft Critique Culture: Changes & Exchanges Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Iowa City, Iowa.
Walden K. (2014, April). Music and Community in Minor League Baseball Affiliates in Southeastern Music Cities. Paper presented at 18th Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. Murfreesboro, TN.
Walden, K. (2013, October). ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’: Music, Community, and Sustainability in Minor League Affiliates in Southeastern Music Cities.’ Paper presented at Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South. Savannah, GA.
INTERNSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Iowa Women’s Archives, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) Fall 2017-Spring 2018
C. Pauline Spencer Fellow
Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) Summer 2017
Junior Fellows Program. Bibliography of Baseball Music Project
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Cooperstown, New York) Summer 2016
Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development., Library Research Intern
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2015-Spring 2017
Executive Board Member
City of Salem Department of Parks and Recreation (Salem, Missouri)
Interim Department Head (Summer 2015), Aquatics Coordinator (Summer 2014). Salem, Missouri.
Vanderbilt Hustler (Nashville, Tennessee) Spring 2014
Staff Sports Writer, Men’s Baseball
Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Nashville, Tennessee)
Intern in Education (Summer 2011), Development (Fall 2013)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Pauline Spencer Iowa Women’s Archives Fellowship, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
University of Iowa Council on Teaching Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017
Pauline Spencer Scholarship for Women in Sport Studies, Spring 2015
S.S. and I.M.F. Marsden Award in Musical Scholarship, Spring 2014
Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program Fellowship, Summer 2013
Walden, K. (2017, July 11). Washington Nationals’ Western Tour. In The Muse: The Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room Blog.
Walden, K. (2017, July 31). The Umpire Strikes Out: Baseball Music and Labor. Library of Congress Blog.
Walden, K., guest. (2017, July 19). Baseball and Music [podcast]. Music in 2 Flavors.
Walden, K., co-host. (Fall 2016-Spring 2017). The Newly-Composed PhD: Writing Across Careers Podcast.
Walden, K. (2017, April 6). Baseball Myths in Trump’s America. Sport in American History.
Walden, K. (2017, March 29). Blogging Within and Beyond the Academy. University of Iowa Next Generation PhD.
Walden, K. (2016, December 30). A Method to the Method. University of Iowa Next Generation PhD.
Walden, K. (2016, May 22). Using the Archive to Teach Sport History, Digital Humanities, and Rhet-Comp. Digital Humanities Now.
Walden, K. (2016, July). Saturday Night Baseball. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
American Studies Department Graduate Student Association, Fall 2014-Present
Member and Officer
University of Iowa National Endowment for the Humanities Next Generation PhD Planning Grant, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Planning Committee Member
University of Iowa Rhetoric Department Professional Development Program, Fall 2015
University of Iowa Annual Undergraduate Research Festival, Spring 2015-Fall 2016
University of Iowa’s Writing Center Midnight Madness, Fall 2014
American Library Association, Fall 2017-Present
Association of College and Research Libraries
Iowa Library Association, Fall 2017-Present
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, Fall 2016-Present
North American Society for Sport Historians, Fall 2015-Present
American Studies Association, Fall 2015-Present
Digital Humanities Caucus, Sport Studies Caucus
Mid-America American Studies Association, Fall 2015-Present
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