First Advisor

Scott Dimovitz


Lara Narcisi


Regis College

Degree Name


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

118 pages


The author argues that the mentorships portrayed on Elementary are a continuation of recent crime dramas’ project to portray gender equality; however, the small victory of Kitty Winter’s empowerment is overshadowed by the show’s unsuccessful bid at overturning sexist mentorship tropes in detective narratives.

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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