Katherine Morrissey is currently an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University where she teaches classes such as Introduction to Film & Media Studies and Participatory Culture. She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University, a Lecturer in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Katherine received her PhD in English (Media, Cinema and Digital Studies) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She has a Master’s in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and professional experience in web management, graphic design for web/print, as well as communications and marketing in the non-profit sector.

Katherine’s research focuses on representations of female desire across popular culture, genre networks, and the impacts of digitization on creative communities. Katherine’s work has been published in Cinema Journal, Flow, the Journal for Popular Romance Studies, and Transformative Works and Cultures. She is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled, “Redefining Romance: Love & Desire in Digital Culture.”

Katherine previously served as Review Editor for Transformative Works and Cultures and Communications Officer for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. Katherine is a previous recipient UWM scholarship awards and previously served as Co-Director of HASTAC’s annual Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop.