Kira Deshler

Austin, TX
Whitman College
The University Of Texas At Austin
Movies, TV, Entertainment
  • Kira is a former media scholar and works as a freelance pop culture writer.
  • In addition to her digital scholarship, she has also written video scripts for the production company The Take and runs her own pop culture newsletter.
  • Her digital Master's thesis, entitled Queer Female Fans, won an award for Outstanding Thesis or Report at The University of Texas.


Kira is a freelance culture writer with experience in media scholarship and popular journalism. She's previously written scripts for the video production company The Take and also runs her own newsletter on Substack. She has been writing for Looper since 2021 and has a passion for discovering media that moves people, and thinking about why this may be.


Kira has a degree in Gender Studies and Film & Media Studies from a small liberal arts school called Whitman College. She also has a Master's Degree in Media Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
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