After graduating from Smith College, Katy Gray worked for Orchard Films, a non-fiction production company in New York doing research for historical documentaries. She later joined the staff of NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival, where she was the Festival Assistant and Outreach Coordinator. After completing her master’s degree, Katy worked as a research assistant and project manager for Columbia University's Women Film Pioneers Project, a global initiative historicizing the lives of women working in silent era film industries. Katy's master’s work in film studies focused on American rape-revenge narratives. Her thesis proposed three types of rape-revenge narratives situated within a discussion of the relationship between virtual technologies and the production of physical evidence. More broadly, Katy is interested in the articulation of identity in cinema, notions of reality, feminist pedagogy, and the history of stuntwomen.