Katherine Arnoldi

Katherine Arnoldi, Ph.D.

 Graphic Novelist, Writer, Artist, Teacher and Pro-Choice 

Activist for Equal Access to Education for Teenage Mothers.

New York Times Article, 2017

 Click here to see article in New York Times about Professor Arnoldi's teaching. 

"Children's Books Missed These Immigrant Stories. So Students Wrote Them." by David Gonzalez. 7/30/2017


The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom, graphic novel (Graymalkin, 2016). First published by Hyperion(1998)

 All Things Are Labor, Stories, (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007).


 Fulbright to Paraguay, 2008-9,  Ohio State University Fiction Prize finalist, Juniper Prize, Newhouse, New York Foundation of the Arts Awards in Fiction and Drawing, DeJur Award, Henfield Transatlantic Fiction Award, Sequoia Prize. 


Stories published in A Gathering of the Tribes. Blue Collar Review. Five Minute Fiction (Story Press), Room of One’s Own, The World, Longshot, Fiction, The Quarerly, ONTHEBUS, Red Tape: Tragicomix. New Observations.


Essays published in Professional Artist, Literarian, Rhubarb, College Mom Magazine.The Essential Hip MaMa: Writing from the Cutting Edge of Parenting,
edited by Ariel Gore, You Look Too Young to Be a Mom, ed. by Deborah Davis, Best of Hip MaMa, edited by Ariel Gore,, Mamaphonic: Writing from the Cutting Edge of    
, Tribes web magazine,, HipMaMa.
Art in Women Cartoonists from the USA, catalog Secession Gallery, Vienna, Austria, World War 3. 


 Indian Road Cafe One person show. Blue Dot Award, Painting: Art Students League Gallery, Blue Dot Award, Drawing  ASL Gallery.  She Draws Comics: 100 Years of Women Cartoonists at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, NYC. Ladyfest Bristol, UK, Exhibition of Women Cartoonists. She Draws Comics: Great Women Cartoonists, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, Mujeres/ Women Cartoonists, 25th Annual Comic Conference, Gijon, Spain. Women Cartoonists in the US, Secession Museum, Vienna, Austria.  Bluestocking Bookstore, NYC, WorldWar3, Group Cartoonists Show.   Bluestocking Bookstore, New York, NY:  “Women Cartoonists Show,” Tribes Gallery, NY: “Poets and Painters” a collaboration with Ron Taylor. The New Museum: “The Bad Girl’s Show” included my graphic novel.

Residencies at McDowell, Blue Mountain Center, Hedgebrook, William Flanagan Center, Millay colony.


post card by Katherine Arnoldi

New York Civil Liberties Union Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Education

In 2000 Katherine Arnoldi approached New York Civil Liberties Union about using Title 9 to stop New York City high schools from coercing teenage mothers to leave school. Interns at NYCLU pretended they were teenage mothers and called 38 high schools for admittance. Only six would let them in without reservations.