Rebecca Gibson is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her published works include Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: An Investigation in Science Fiction and Fact (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and The Corseted Skeleton: A Bioarchaeology of Binding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), Global Perspectives on the Liminality of the Supernatural: From Animus to Zombi (Lexington Books, 2022), and The Bad Corset: A Feminist Reimagining (Bloomsbury 2024). She holds a PhD in Anthropology from American University, and when not writing or teaching can be found reading mystery novels amidst a pile of stuffed animals.