Cat’s dissertation, with roots in animal studies and feminist theory, examines insectoid literature through a feminist lens with respect to gender stereotypes and humanization of animal species. She is most intrigued by the way in which insectoid representation informs technology and information in our lives.
“The Rackham Merit Fellowship has been amazing. Joining other RMFs at the Summer Institute was a tremendous way to meet peers and develop lifelong colleagues across departments. RMFs have a great base of interdisciplinary friends based on this foundation.”