Kacie Rubalcava

PhD student

Kacie Rubalcava is a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies and holds a graduate certificate in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, public memory, literature, visual culture, science and technology, time-space compression, and the digital humanities. Kacie’s dissertation focuses on women’s labor and the appropriation of women’s images in the Southern California citrus industry.

Kacie holds an M.A. in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton (2016) where she also earned a B.A. in English/American Studies (2013). Kacie is passionate about reading, critical thinking, and teaching. Kacie enjoys working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

At the University of Iowa, she has taught courses in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, English and has been a teaching assistant in American Studies.

Research Interests: 
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Public memory
  • Literature
  • Visual culture
  • Science and technology
  • Time-space compression
  • Digital humanities