Kristen J. Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and occulture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, NYLON, Time Out New York, BUST, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, and Current Musicology; organized dozens of multi-disciplinary music and art events and exhibitions; and lectured at colleges and conferences in the U.S. and Europe on topics as disparate as feminist witchcraft, Japanese visual culture, and the performance of masculinity in 80s glam metal. She is the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and a lecturer at The New School. Sollée’s signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published by Stone Bridge Press in 2017.
Most recently, Kristen has appeared on NPR, Viceland’s Slutever, and Huffington Post Live and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, George Washington University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Alabama to discuss the political history of the witch archetype. Her second book, Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine, will be published by Weiser Books in 2019. She lives in Brooklyn.
Recent Speaking Engagements
“Witches, Sluts, Feminists.” Lecture presented at the Chicago Humanities Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Chicago, IL, November 2018.
“Exploring the Demon Feminine in Film.” Lecture presented at the Monsters of Film Festival. Stockholm, Sweden, October 2018.
“Witch Feminism: A Brief History.” Lecture presented at the Student Association for Gender Empowerment at the University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, November 2017.
“Examining The ‘Witch’ Archetype and its Impact on Women’s Leadership Opportunities & Global Politics.” Lecture presented at Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Washington, D.C., October 2017.