Faculty Profile for Dr. Katie Kapurch

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Dr. Katie Kapurch
Associate Professor — English
FH 247
phone: (512) 245-3822

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Katie Kapurch, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English at Texas State University. As a scholar of the Beatles and other pop culture phenomena, she explores issues of gender, sexuality, and race, especially in texts related to youth.

Research Interests

The Beatles, Youth Culture, Melodrama, Fairy Tales, Mermaids, Popular Music, Victorian Literature and Culture

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kapurch, K. (2021, July 8). Tenacious D Does the “Abbey Road” Medley. CultureSonar. Retrieved from https://www.culturesonar.com/tenacious-d-does-the-abbey-road-medley/
  • Kapurch, K. (2020). “The Beatles, Fashion, and Cultural Iconography.” In K. Womack (Ed.), The Beatles in Context (pp. 247–259). Cambridge UP.
  • Kapurch, K., & Smith, J. M. (2020). “Blackbird Fly: Paul McCartney’s Legend, Billy Preston’s Gospel, and Lead Belly’s Blues.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 22, 5–30.
  • Kapurch, K., & Everett, W. (2020). “ “If You Become Naked”: Sexual Honesty on the Beatles’ WHITE ALBUM". Rock Music Studies, 209–225. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2020.1792193
  • Kapurch, K. (2020, August 30). “Arising to this Moment: Bettye LaVette’s BLACKBIRDS.” CultureSonar. Retrieved from https://www.culturesonar.com/arising-to-this-moment-bettye-lavettes-blackbirds/

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Gustave O. Arlt Award, Council of Graduate Schools. January 31, 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Excellence Award: Scholarly, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. February 1, 2018 - July 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Excellence Award: Scholarly, Department of English, Texas State University. November 1, 2017 - February 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Scholarly Excellence, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. August 2016
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Excellence Award: Scholarly, Department of English, Texas State University. November 1, 2015

Selected Grants

  • Kapurch, Katie (Principal). Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Federal, $60000. (Submitted: April 2018, Funded: January 2020 - December 2020). Grant.
  • Kapurch, Katie. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: December 2020 - Present). Grant.
  • Kapurch, Katie (Principal). Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University. (Submitted: October 2016, Funded: January 2017 - September 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
AMP: American Music Perspectives
2019-Present
Organizer
Faculty Recognition Day
January 2016-Present
Member
Therese Kayser Lindsey Literary Series Committee
January 2015-Present
Reader/Recommender
Professional Support for Junior Colleagues
January 1, 2015-Present
Reader
MA Literature Exams
September 2014-Present