Author profile: Katarina Birkedal

Katarina H.S. Birkedal, AFHEA is a PhD candidate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her research focus is on gender as performance, agency, and depictions of violence. She began cosplaying as part of her PhD project, and has found in it a space of great personal exploration. Katarina is from Norway, and grew up with stories about Loki, Tor, and Odin from Norse mythology.

The Politics of Performance: Gender Identity in Cosplay

Katarina Birkedal • May 22 2016 • Articles
The study of cosplay is important as it informs the study of gender performance and popular culture narratives.

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