Katherine Morrissey

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.

Laura Green

Bay Area-based documentary director and editor Laura Green’s first feature-length film, The Providers, premiered this year at the Full Frame Documentary Festival and was selected for the American Film Institute’s DOC Impact Labs. Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, the film follows three health-care providers in northern New Mexico. HollywoodGlee praised the film as “heart-warming, soul-affirming.”