Katie Kohn

Katie Kohn

Graduate Student in Film and Visual Studies

Six years ago Katie Kohn was looking for contemporary philosophy at an American university in New York and found it in film and media studies. After graduating early from NYU with a BA in Cinema Studies and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (that, due to a bureaucratic error of entirely the university's doing, never officially appears on her record), Katie decided to go pro. Despite having already set her sights on pseudo-mythical (yet entirely legitimate) intellectual boot-camp of the Alps, the European Graduate School, Katie nevertheless decided to be prudent about graduate school and spent her spare year in London, drinking legally and working towards a venerable MA in Contemporary Cinema Cultures through Kings College, U. of London before ascending the mountains to rub elbows with some of the "who's who" of continental philosophy, do a bit of hiking and watch the glaciers melt. She is currently G5 on the PhD track in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University where her work in visual theory keeps her running from law to philosophy to popular media and back again. Katie is also interested in the relation between sculpture and film and is currently vetting the topic for a research project. In her spare time, Katie writes comics and young adult novels for chicks and is deeply protective of girl culture. She currently has no academic publications, nor does she have a house cat. She fully intends to change this in the near future.

Contact Information

kohn [at] fas.harvard.edu