Kristi Humphreys

Art Professor Awarded for Performance in ‘Avenue Q’

Kristi Rowan Humphreys, been awarded a Kennedy Center American College Theater Meritorious Achievement award for her performance in Avenue Q at Texas Tech University. She recently published two chapters in anthologies. "Supernatural Housework: Magic and Domesticity in 1960s Television," found in Home Sweat Home, edited by Mimi Choi and Elizabeth Patton, analyzes the evolution of “supernatural housework” in television shows of the 1960s –Bewitched (1964-1972), I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970), and The Addams Family (1964-1966) – as embodiment of social response to the ideal concepts of housework and household management put forward by the 1950s. A second chapter, "Satan’s Most Popular Pawn?: Harry Potter and Modern Evangelical Cosmology,” coauthored by Wm. H. Taylor and found in A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal about America, edited by Sharon Packer and Jody Pennington, examines reactions to the Harry Potter series as cries of a movement within evangelical Christianity that is seeking to reestablish a providential cosmos amongst Christians and their proper place therein.