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Kimberly holds a BA in Modern Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as a BA in French and English and an MA in English from the University of Geneva. She wrote her master's thesis on enfreakment in the American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz, and some of its modern reinterpretations. Her PhD thesis will focus on allegories of race, gender, and sexuality and the debates that surround them in contemporary fantasy literature and film.
“Sullied Blood, Semen, and Skin: Vampires and the Specter of Miscegenation” in Open Graves, Open Minds, special edition of Gothic Studies journal, ed. William Hughes (forthcoming).
“On District 9: The Alien as Racial Other” in Depicting Cultural Diversity in the English-Speaking World, eds. Renée Dickason and Rüdiger Ahrens, Coll. Anglo-American Studies, Peter Lang (forthcoming).
“Making the ‘Monstrous’ Visible? Reading ‘Difference’ in Contemporary Fantastic Film and Television” in The Visual Culture of Modernism, eds. Deborah L. Madsen and Mario Klarer, Volume 26 of SPELL, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature, Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011.
“Writing, Performing, Gendering the Wicked Witch of the West” in Writing American Women, eds. Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet and Thomas Austenfeld, Volume 23 of SPELL, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature, Gunter Narr Verlag, 2009.
“On Blade: Blackness, Hybridity, and Alterity” – October 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association annual conference, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
“American Zombies” – September 2012 Film & Myth, Film & History Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
“Designing the Vampire Body: Fangs and their Function(s)” – December 2011 Designing the Body, CUSO conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
"Making the 'Monstrous' Visible? The Question of Passing in Contemporary Fantastic Film and Television" at the joint AAAS and SANAS conference "The Visual Culture of Modernism" in Innsbruck, 12-14 November 2010.
"On District 9: The Alien as the Racial Other" at the seminar "Screening Cultural Diversity", part of the ESSE conference in Torino, Italy, 24-28 August, 2010.
"Sullied Blood, Semen, and Skin: Vampires and the Specter of Miscegenation" at the University of Hertfordshire conference "Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture" in Hatfield, England, 16-17 April, 2010.
"Writing, Performing, and Gendering the Wicked Witch of the West" at the SANAS Conference "Writing American Women: Text, Gender, Performance" at Crêt-Bérard, Switzerland, 14 November 2008.