Carnegie Mellon University

Kitty Shropshire

Kitty Shropshire

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


Before joining Carnegie Mellon’s Literary and Cultural Studies PhD program, I did my undergraduate work at Smith College in Northampton, MA and at the University of South Carolina, ultimately receiving a BA in History with a focus in Cultural History. While there, I developed my interest in participatory and consumer cultures. I am particularly interested in how readers/viewers/users interact with and appropriate text. My work considers how race, sexuality, gender, and class intersect with our understandings of and relationships with mediated texts (both “new” and “traditional”) and their forms.