Class of '10
Karen Dutoi, who earned her doctorate in literature in 2010, currently works on the TU campus as managing editor of the Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature journal.
A scholar of Victorian literature, Dutoi enjoys the broad range of articles, notes, literary reviews, research and theoretical work she edits every day. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from Missouri State, and as a doctoral student at TU, she was given the opportunity to intern with the journal and prepare for her post-doctoral career.
“I was very invested in the journal as a graduate student,” Dutoi said. “When I was getting ready for graduation and the former managing editor was leaving, I knew it would be a great fit.”
Dutoi is responsible for the editing process of all manuscripts, checking citations and placing documents in publishing software. She also manages the overall operations of the journal’s office, advising graduate student interns and other volunteers.
As the managing editor of the first journal devoted solely to women’s literature, Dutoi said she enjoys working with the many students, authors and vendors she interacts with to produce the publication.
“The journal is a collaborative effort we’re all very proud of,” she said. “I’m grateful for a job I really do love.”
As a student and now as an employee, Dutoi said her TU experience helped shape her into the editor and adviser she is today. TU’s small and intimate campus offered the perfect environment for her doctorate as well as the journal that reaches hundreds of regular print and online subscribers.