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Kristi Humphreys

College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Art

Kristi Humphreys

Kristi Humphreys is an assistant professor in the School of Art. She earned her Ph.D. in the humanities, aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009. She specializes in gender media and cultural studies, film musicals and musical theater, and the visual culture of William Faulkner. A working stage and commercial actress, Humphreys has performed in more than 40 professional productions. Her most recent publications include “Supernatural Housework: Magic and Domesticity in 1960s Television,” forthcoming in the anthology “Home Sweat Home” (Scarecrow Press), and “Satan’s Most Popular Pawn?: Harry Potter and Modern Christian Cosmology,” co-authored by Wm. Harrison Taylor and forthcoming in the anthology “A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America” (Praeger/ABC-Clio). Her present research involves a chapter titled “Ads and Dads: TV Commercials and Contemporary Attitudes toward Fatherhood” for the anthology “Pops in Pop Culture.”