Kyle Christensen

PHD GRADUATE STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

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About

Kyle Christensen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication. As a student of media, his work examines representations of gender and age in film and media through feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic lenses. He is particularly interested in the horror genre, and his current research is concerned with orality and depictions of monstrous mouths as they aid in challenging and distorting conventional categories of gender/age in horror narratives.

Education

MA, Communication (with Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies), Northern Illinois University, August 2011
BA, Communication Studies (magna cum laude), Monmouth College, May 2009

Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Communication at the University of Memphis, August 2014-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, August 2009-May 2011

Honors and Awards

Top Paper Panelist in the Gender Studies Division of the Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 2016

Top Graduate Student Paper at the Tennessee Communication Association Annual Conference, September 2015

Research Award (Graduate Student) from the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis, May 2015

Paul K. Crawford Award for Outstanding Graduate Student from the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, April 2012

Research

Gender and Age in Film/Media
Feminist and Queer Theory
Representations of the Body in Horror

Publications

Articles

Christensen, Kyle. "'Look What You Did to Me!': (Anti)Feminism and Extratextuality in the Remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)." Journal of Film and Video 68.2 (2016): 29-45. Print.

Christensen, Kyle. "The Final Girl versus Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street: Proposing a Stronger Model of Feminism in Slasher Horror Cinema." Studies in Popular Culture 34.1 (2011): 23-47. Print.

Book Chapters

Christensen, Kyle. "Slashing through the Bonds of Blood: Queer Family and Scream:
The TV Series." Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear (forthcoming, Routledge).

Christensen, Kyle. "'Amelia' and Trilogy of Terror: Mother-Daughter Identification and the Oscillation of the Abject-Matrophobic." Reading Richard Matheson: A Critical Survey. Eds. Cheyenne Mathews and Janet V. Haedicke. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 129-42. Print.

Teaching

Women and Film
Communication Inquiry
Oral Communication