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.
Dr. Diana Mozingo-Gorman has worked as an archaeologist, anthropologist, and paleoethnobotanist for 25 years. Although she specializes in Prehistoric Southeastern Archaeology, she has worked around the world exploring topics such as ritual sacrifice and burial, the archaeology of shamanism and witchcraft, and the origins of myth and legends. She’s been interviewed for archaeological segments on both CNN and The History Channel. Dedicated to wildlife conservation and world literacy, she actively participates in outreach programs with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and The United Way.
Diana is married, is mother to three cats, calls 21 lowland gorillas friends, and lives in North Carolina. In her spare time, she works on restoring her historic home, and filling the bookshelves in its big old library.