Skip to main content

About Kristi Branham

I specialize in literature and cultural studies with emphasis in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American women’s popular culture. I earned my PhD from the University of Kentucky with certifications in feminist and social theory. My academic expertise has helped me to develop an interdisciplinary approach to both my research and teaching, calling on discourse analyses primarily from disciplines in the humanities. My research centers on the social and cultural meanings surrounding the concept of work in the United States and the ways certain kinds of labor become associated with women, in particular the type of labor we refer to as “women’s work.” This work includes the gamut of responsibilities required to maintain domestic space and to nurture its inhabitants from cleaning bathrooms and picking up dirty socks to comforting a sick child. I am particularly interested in the way this work is represented in popular culture as an expression of women’s love and care as well as the ways women’s caring labor is expressed in areas outside the domestic space.

Positions

Present Director of Gender and Women's Studies, Western Kentucky University
to



$
to
Enter a valid date range.

to
Enter a valid date range.

Education

to
PhD, University of Kentucky ‐ Department of English
to


Contact Information

None

Email:


Research Works (4)

Book Reviews (2)

Encyclopedia Entries (2)