Katie Kanagawa completed her PhD in Literature and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Her areas of interest include contemporary U.S. film and popular culture, feminist histories and theories, sexuality studies, queer theory, girls studies, and 20th-Century U.S. literature by women.

Her current research revises feminist approaches to sexuality, violence, and power in contemporary literature, cinema, and television and incorporates queer feminist theories and cultural studies approaches. She has also designed courses and curriculum regarding alternative pedagogies of literature, developing a feminist pedagogical framework for building shared learning and teaching communities.

Upcoming publication: Dialectical Mediation: The Play of Fantasy and Reality in Precious. Black Camera: An International Film Journal (forthcoming, Fall 2012).

Contact Katie at katiekanagawa@gmail.com.

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