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Katerina Symes

Katerina Symes is an educator and researcher. She has a PhD in Communication from Concordia University, and she is currently teaching in the department of Humanities at Vanier College. Her teaching and research interests include media, gender, & sexuality studies, with a focus on television and popular culture.

Participant in the following FMS projects

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PhD, Communication, Concordia University 

Book chapters

“Her Story: Educating a Mainstream Audience.” Transmedia and Public Representation: Transgender People in Film and Television, edited by Magalí Daniela Pérez Riedel. Peter Lang, 2021, pp. 141-159.

Orange Is the New Black: Menstruation, Comedy, and the Unruly Feminine.” Menstruation Now: What Does Blood Perform?, edited by Berkeley Kaite. Demeter Press: Feminist Publishing on Mothering, Reproduction, Sexuality and Family. 2019, pp. 163-178.

“Cyborgs and Virtual Bodies” (co-authored with Krista Geneviève Lynes). The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, edited by Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 122-142.


Orange Is the New Black: The Popularization of Lesbian Sexuality and Heterosexual Modes of Viewing.” Feminist Reception Studies in a Post-Audience Age: Returning to Audiences and Everyday Life, special issue of Feminist Media Studies, edited by Andre Cavalcante, Andrea Press, and Katherine Sender, vol. 17, no. 1, 2017, pp. 29-41.