Kathryn M. (Katie) Frank

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  • Fields of Study
    • Media industries
    • Chicana/o and Latina/o studies
    • Asian American studies
    • Critical race theory
    • Adaptation studies
    • Comics and sequential art
    • Popular media
    • Rhetorical theory
    • Gender and sexuality studies
  • About

    Kathryn M. (Katie) Frank is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is broadly interested in the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and representations of these topics in visual and popular media. She is particularly interested in examining these subjects in comic books, graphic novels, and in the online fandom and media industry spaces in which these texts are discussed, promoted, and contested. Her current work explores adaptations of comics and animated series to live-action film and television and how media industries negotiate the adaptation process and image their audiences.

  • Education
    • B.A.H., Chicana and Chicano Studies, Minor Asian American Studies, Stanford University, 2009