Katherine Contess is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media where she studies television, digital media, and science and technology. Her current research centers on fitness media and technologies, wellness cultures, and the quantification of the body. In addition to the Collaborative Humanities certificate, she is pursuing a certificate in Science, Technology, and Society. In 2019, she was awarded the Archambault Teaching Award by the Brown Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs for excellence in teaching. She holds an M.A. in English from CUNY Brooklyn College and a B.A. in English and International Comparative Studies from Duke University.