Karla J. Strand is a librarian, historian, and freelance writer.
A regular contributor to Ms. Magazine, Karla writes “Ms. Feminist Know-It-All” online and “Bookmarks” in the print publication. She has articles, book reviews, and interviews published and forthcoming in Ms.; Knovvmads; Gay & Lesbian Review; Foreword Reviews; Pulp Magazine; Farewell Alarms; The Startup; Fearless, She Wrote; Invisible Illness; Library Management; Canadian Journal of History; Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review; and Journal of American History. Karla is also the reviews editor for the Coordinating Council for Women in History.
Karla’s research, work, and writing is broadly focused on women’s equality, social justice, and environmental justice. While she applies queer, feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial analyses to any topic, she has particular interest in the roles white women play in (deconstructing) racism, white supremacy, and settler (de)colonialism. Karla’s historical focus is US women’s history, history of race and racism, and library history. Her reviewing is centered on books by women and global majority writers, libraries and information for the empowerment of women and girls.
Karla has earned a doctorate in Information Science (2016, University of Pretoria, South Africa), a Master’s in Library and Information Science (2006, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and a bachelor’s degree in history and women’s studies (2003, Carroll College, Wisconsin). Download Karla’s CV here.
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