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Arizona State University | PBS
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literature, British Romanticism, Gothic literature, 19th century literature, monsters, film and media, zombies, the undead
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About Me

I am a literature scholar with expertise in British Romanticism and the Gothic. I am a monster expert with extensive experience as a public educator, including my work with PBS as the creator, writer, and host of “Monstrum.” My research explores intersections of women, sexuality, material culture, horror, and the monstrous.

Recent Publications

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Creator, Host, and Writer, MONSTRUM. PBS Digital Studios. August 2018–present.

Writer and Host of the award-winning PBS documentary, EXHUMED: A HISTORY OF ZOMBIES (premiered October 30, 2020).

In Press: “The Sexualized Heroics of Rick and Michonne.” Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, Eds. Elizabeth Erwin and Dawn Keetley. McFarland Press. Fall 2018

Published (peer-reviewed): “Annotated Bibliography on the Scholarship of Teaching Jane Austen” with Devoney Looser, Romantic Circles Pedagogies Edition “Teaching Jane Austen.” Spring 2015.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Higher Ed, Material Culture, Women