Research interests / activities
Currently, Katya is working on her PhD thesis "More-than-human Tongues: Talking Animals and Their Agencies in Technocultural Networks." Her research focuses on the ethical issues related to the representation of animals on social media. As a part of this project, Katya is researching specific vocabularies used to voice companion animals on Instagram to speculate on how this practice may influence human-animal relationships and animal wellbeing. Her research interests also include critical studies of cuteness and representation of animals in contemporary art, film and video games.
The Market of Convenient Animals, a book published by The New Literary Observer Publishing House as a part of the Everyday Culture series, 2022. https://www.nlobooks.ru/books/kultura_povsednevnosti/25208/
Sentient Body: Re-liberation of Dissident Subjectivity through Skinship, Pulse: The Journal of Science and Culture, Volume 8, 2021. https://www.pulse-journal.org/_files/ugd/b096b2_e2832fafc7b748009f8a6a556c2f3396.pdf
Not in Love and Never Alone: Understanding Neoliberal Intimacies through The Lobster, Film International, Volume 19, Number 2, 1 June 2021. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/fint/2021/00000019/00000002/art00008?fbclid=IwAR0e5plJaX3Mf_bJTMv4KamkWeDBzhxRGSaKSq3ck5n1ZhGAgDAb-HFGRzs