Kathryn King

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  • International Student and Program Coordinator
233 Patterson Office Tower

Kathryn joined the A&S team in May 2019 and is focused on expanding the College’s international partnerships as well as its support for international students. She has extensive experience in international higher education and an enthusiasm for working with students of all backgrounds. Kathryn holds an M.Phil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict from Trinity College, University of Dublin and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She has studied in France, Lebanon and Ireland and speaks Arabic and French.

From 2005 to 2014, Kathryn worked for Georgetown University’s campus in Doha, Qatar, leaving as the Director of Student Programs. Upon her return to Kentucky, Kathryn taught ESL at Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) in the Adult Education program as well as managed a summer grant program for refugees at the Operation Read program in downtown Lexington. She began her work at UK in 2017 as an international recruiter for the International Center, developing connections with high school counselors and prospective UK students around the globe.

Selected Publications: 
(2011). The Heart of Doha?: The Narrative of Qatari National Identity Offered by the Msheireb Urban Development Project. Master's Thesis. Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
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