Media & Communication
Katrina Overby is an Indianapolis, Indiana, native who received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 2009, and shortly after in 2011, received her Master of Science in Media Management from Oklahoma State University. Katrina is a fourth year doctoral candidate at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in the School of Journalism.
Katrina has taught J200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing from 2011-2012, was an Assistant Instructor for J210 Visual Communications during the 2012 fall semester, was the Adjunct Instructor for J375 Race, Gender, and the Media during the 2013 and 2014 spring semesters, and is currently teaching C225 Writing, Reporting, Editing.
Her broad research interests are in race, gender, and sexuality in the media. Specifically, her interests include the history of African American women on television and film, history of black film promotion and advertising from the 1950s to 1980s, and race and gender in sports media. She is also a graduate assistant at the Black Film Center/Archive at IU.
Katrina has been invited to speak to several organizations on campus about topics regarding race and gender in the media, graduate school opportunities, and has been the guest presenter at film screenings on IU's campus. She has spoken to members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Women of Color Leadership Institute, the Black Student Union, the National Association of Black Journalists (IU Chapter), and the Black Film Center/Archive.