Katherine Hoovestol graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with Highest Honors, receiving a B.A. in Journalism, Entertainment & Media Studies, as well as a B.A. in German. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the Norwegian teen drama Skam and how its subsequent international remakes and the relationship between its fans and creators create a necessary dialogue at the intersection between transnational distribution, fan studies, and the industrial realities of prosumers, piracy, and profitability. When not researching or doing work, she can normally be found in the nearest bookstore, park, or at home watching a copious amount of television.
Areas of Focus: fan studies, digital media, global media industries.