Ms. Kristen Livingston

Research Interests:

  • Homo-eroticism in vampire folklore/culture/media
  • Women's hierarchical status in Buddhist practices
  • Androgynous characters in modern media
  • Documentaries
  • Exploring the recondite of virtual gaming

Professional Memberships:

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Alpha Si Omega Theater Honor Society
  • Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
  • Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society
  • Kansas Association of Broadcasters
  • Joplin Area Ad Federation
  • Missouri Broadcasters Association


  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Ralph Pearson Award for Academics
  • Richard Taylor Award Most Inspirational Student Nominee
  • Pittsburg State University Outstanding Senior Woman Honorable Mention
  • Independence Community College Anna Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Kansas Association of Broadcasters 1st Place Television Documentary
  • Kansas Association of Broadcasters 1st Place Graduate Television Documentary
  • Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Publications & Presentations

  • Women in Buddhism: Fact or Falsehood. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Conference 2008, (Oct. 16-19 2008, Nashville, TN)
  • Osa Johnson: The Woman Time Forgot Livingston, K. and Peters, P. (2008, December).
  • The Life Of Chili Livingston, K., (May 2007)