St. Cloud State Today

Katie Querna

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Assistant Professor, Social Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminism
  • Critical Race
  • Queer Theories
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Intersectional approaches to identify development and health disparities
  • Somatic approaches to individual and collective trauma, healing and liberation

Publications & Accomplishments


Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington.


Katie received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington (2018) and finished a postdoc at the University of Minnesota Medical School (2020).  She is currently an assistant professor in the Social Work Department at St. Cloud State University. Katie is an intersectional feminist gender researcher, using community engaged, creative approaches to ask “how do we collectively grow connected, compassionate, feminist boys and men?”  She has taught in elementary schools, higher education, and community settings for nearly 20 years.  Katie also teaches adaptive yoga, and she loves to dance and tell jokes to her senior dachshund Willie. 


Katie Querna Research Spotlight