Katherine Morrissey

Katherine Morrissey
Assistant Professor
(415) 338-6522
Building: Fine Arts
Room Number: FA 422, by apt
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


Katherine Morrissey researches representations of female desire across popular culture, storytelling across media, production networks for popular romance genres, participatory culture, digital production and digital pedagogy. She has given conference presentations on topics ranging from female nudity on HBO’s Girls and Insecure to romance and reality in wedding television.

Morrissey’s forthcoming book project is tentatively titled Redefining Romance: Love and Desire in Today’s Digital Culture.

She is review editor for the Transformative Works and Cultures journal and co-vice president for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance.

Morrissey earned her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Most recently, she was a lecturer in the College of Communication and Information at University of Kentucky. From 2014 to 2017, she was a visiting assistant professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology.