About Katherine Robb
Katherine Robb writes about aspects of life's suffering and how a deeper understanding of each other and oneself helps create lives of connection and beauty despite such suffering.
She is a former corporate lawyer who worked with venture-backed start-ups in Silicon Valley at Cooley before helping to start a law firm specializing in alcoholic beverage law where she created novel business structures for several Fortune 500 companies.
Her legal scholarly work on identity knowledge and prison sexual assault ("What We Don't Know Might Hurt Us: Subjective Knowledge and the Eighth Amendment's Deliberate Indifference Standard for Sexual Abuse in Prisons") has been cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Iowa Court of Appeals, the US Department of Justice, and numerous scholars.
Her fiction and essays have been published in Electric Literature, Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Toast, Hobart, Blue Fifth Review, Jenny, Tincture Journal, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, and Catapult.
Currently she is working on three projects:
Tears Can Rust a Rifle, a queer re-telling of Romeo and Juliet set in the Park Cities area of Dallas, Texas;
Women We Could Become on Our Quest for Survival, a short story collection examining the stories women are told about who they can become and the limitations of those stories; and
Resurrection of a Runner, a memoir about PTSD and identity.