Elizabeth Erwin was raised on a steady diet of ABC soap operas, Sweet Valley High books, and 1940s horror. This left her with an affinity for big hair and dramatic monologues. She has written extensively on horror film and popular culture and is co-creator of Horror Homeroom, a website/podcast that examines horror narratives from an academic perspective. She is co-editor of The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics (McFarland, 2018) and her new digital Humanities podcast series, When the Woman Screams, debuted in August 2020. Her next project explores the intersection of nostalgia and historical memory through retro television.