I am a career academic and college professor who loves cosplay, fan culture, and educating people on new and exciting ideas and little known facts about humanity. I love running panels and teaching con-goers something about the shows and fanworks that they love and consume. I really believe in academic programming and that everyone can learn something, especially if it is about a more obscure discipline like Queer Theory that is so invisibly entrenched in our culture.

I received my Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire December 2018, and my Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2015. My a specializations are in Gender and Queer Theory as well as Fan Culture, and Children’s Literature with a minor concentration in Racial Studies and Religious Studies (from a theoretical and historical perspective). I currently work as an English professor at ECPI University in Charlotte, NC.