Katharine Cacace

Kathy received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and went on to pursue a twelve-year editorial career in educational publishing, during which she earned her M.A. in Liberal Studies (with a concentration in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies) from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is currently writing her dissertation, which looks beyond the usual cultural debate about rape jokes to explore how female stand-up comics acknowledge the continuum of heterosexuality and sexual violence and make meaning of their experiences.