Katherine Morrissey is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in English (Media, Cinema and Digital Studies) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in May 2016. Katherine 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 in popular culture, storytelling across media, production networks for popular romance genres, participatory culture, digital production, and digital pedagogy.

Katherine serves as Review Editor for the Transformative Works and Cultures journal and Co-Vice President for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. Katherine is a recipient of UWM’s Provost’s/UWM Libraries Scholar Award and served as Co-Director of HASTAC’s annual Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop in 2014 and 2015. Katherine’s work has been published in 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 Today’s Digital Culture.”