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. Her current projects include co-editing (with Gwen Hofmann) a collection on defining the horror-comedy film genre and developing a multi-part historical podcast Her most recent publication (co-edited with Dawn Keetley), The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, was released last year by McFarland Publishing. Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor/Librarian at Lehigh Carbon Community College and her academic interests include American horror film, serialized storytelling, and Young Adult literature. You can follow her on Twitter @ElizabethLErwin.