The amphitheater at the University of Virginia

Kate Natishan

Assistant Professor, General Faculty

134 Bryan Hall

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech, 2020
M.A., Medieval Literature, Virginia Tech, 2012
B.A., English, McDaniel College, 2009
Research Interests
Rhetoric and policy, cultural and institutional rhetorics, digital literacies and rhetorics, fan studies and popular culture, rhetorics of gender and sexuality, libraries and archives
Recent Presentations
“Disclosing Truth and Trauma: Parasocial Relationships and The Magnus Archives.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Virtual. June 2021.
“UnQueering the Internet Archive: Labeling and Censorship in Online Spaces” on the (In)hospitable Archives: Queerness and Visibility in Archival Traditions Panel. Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Rhetoric / Hospitality. Portland, Oregon. May 2020.
“Intersectional from the Start: The Durative Influence of Feminist Rhetorical Theory in the Development of GTA Professional Practice and Identity (Roundtable).” Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Harrisonburg, Virginia. November 15, 2019.
“April 30th 2019: Epideictic Outcry Against Title IX and Sexual Assault Policies at Virginia Tech.” Blue Ridge Corridors Conference. Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Dappled Discipline/Dappled Methods/Dappled Pedagogies. Blacksburg, Virginia. September 21, 2019.
“Regulated Bodies: Defining Gender in the U.S. Military.” Gender, Bodies, Technology Interdisciplinary Conference: TechnoLogics: Power and Resistance. Roanoke, Virginia. April 26, 2019.
“Renaissance Faires and Fairy Festivals: Rhetorics of Interactive Fantasy.” Glasgow International Fantasy Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. March 29, 2017.