Ash Kinney d'Harcourt

PhD Student


Professional Links & Recent Works


Ash Kinney d’Harcourt earned a doctorate in cognitive psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a PhD in media studies in the department of Radio-Television-Film. This year they are co-managing Flow, the department’s online media and culture journal, and serving on the board of the RTF graduate student organization. Ash recently published two book chapters: one on the negotiation between cultural visibility and preservation of drag ball identities in "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and another on the reworking of the romantic comedy genre in the contemporary television rom-sitcom "Take My Wife." Their research interests include queer and feminist media studies, television genre and comedies of distinction, sub-cultural media practices and production cultures.