Kristina Reinstatler

Affiliation: University of Cincinnati

Research Areas:
Period: 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science, Gothic Fashion
Genres and Media: Fiction, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry, Tourism and Travel
Creatures: Aliens, Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires

Trained in medicine, interested in the Gothic.

Email: reinstkm@gmail.com

Erika Casburn

Affiliation: Antioch University

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth
Genres and Media: Arts, Film and TV, Poetry, Theatre and Performance
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts

Erika Casburn is a  doctoral student at Antioch University. Her interests include censorship, book bans, cancel culture, Gothic literature, and queer ecologies.

Email: ecasburn@antioch.edu

Mattias Fyhr

Affiliation: Stockholm University

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science, Gothic Music, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA, Games, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry, Theatre and Performance
Regions and Cultures: African Gothic, American Gothic, Asian Gothic, European Gothic, Latin American Gothic, Middle-Eastern Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Southern American Gothic
Creatures: Aliens, Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

I am an Associate Professor at Stockholm University. Became a PhD in 2003 with a proposed definition of the Gothic based on Grounded Theory + classical Gothic works 1764-1820 + Gothic theory (only published in Swedish, reprinted three times), wrote a monograph on Lovecraft in 2006 (in 2021 S T Joshi called me “a leading scholar in that nation” in The Recognition of H P Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, p. 293), a book 2012 on a Gothic author friend of mine, Mare Kandre (1962-2005) and two volumes on the Swedish literary Horror Tradition from medieval times until today in 2017 and 2023, and has actually been called “the foremost authority in the country on horror” (https://www.gp.se/kultur/litteratur/litteraturrecension/skrackvandring-bland-bocker.77be6e23-b53d-423d-bd34-70ddf9a6f00a).

Email: mattiasfyhr@fastmail.com
Website: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattias_Fyhr

Luisa Fernanda Grijalva Maza

Affiliation: Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)

Research Areas:
Period: 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, American Gothic, Latin American Gothic
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Monsters

Luisa holds a PhD in Cultural Studies. She is an associate professor at UPAEP, and managing editor of Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society. Her recent research focuses on hybridity, liminality, possession and exorcism in Mexican Gothic. Latest publications: “Giving Satanic and Divine Patriarchy a Run for their Money: Hybridity, Liminality and Female Empowerment in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2023); “Entre la Santa y la Muerte: Liminality and Empowerment in Mexico’s Santa Muerte” (2024).

Email: luisagrijalvam@gmail.com

Neveen Badr

Affiliation: Nile University

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry, Theatre and Performance, Tourism and Travel, Virtual Gothic
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, Canadian Gothic, European Gothic, Irish Gothic, Middle-Eastern Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Welsh Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires

I hold a Master of Science degree in Marketing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English linguistics and translation. My areas of study and research encompass marketing and branding, as well as English literature.

Email: N.Hassan.Badr@gmail.com
Website: https://nevenabadr.wordpress.com

Sarah Revilla-Sanchez

Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Research Areas:
Period: 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV
Regions and Cultures: Canadian Gothic, Latin American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters

Sarah Revilla-Sanchez is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies at UBC. Her research lies at the intersection of gendered violence, contemporary Mexican Gothic fiction, and activism.

Email: revillas@student.ubc.ca

Claude Denis

Affiliation: University of Ottawa

Research Areas:
Period: 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Comics and Graphic Novels, Tourism and Travel
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, American Gothic, Canadian Gothic, Latin American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters, Zombies

Sociologist at the intersection of the political and the arts in the Americas, especially Canada and Mexico. Nostalgic for Montreal’s *Cargo* club.

Email: cldenis@uottawa.ca

Shannon Payne

Affiliation: Dalhousie University

Research Areas:
Period: 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic
Genres and Media: Games
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters

Shannon Payne is a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University. Her work involves examining how video games respond to the climate crisis.

Email: shannon.payne@dal.ca

Kathleen Boudreau

Affiliation: University of Birmingham

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Queer Gothic, Trans Gothic, Gothic Gender
Genres and Media: Fiction
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires

Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at the University of Birmingham and British Literature and Gender Studies teacher at The Grier School.

Email: keboudreau31@gmail.com

Benjamin David Phillips

Research Areas:
Period: 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Gothic Masculinity
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Gothic Music, Gothic Fashion, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Games, Theatre and Performance, Tourism and Travel, Virtual Gothic
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires

Adopted at age 7. Well read, curious about the Gothic lifestyle.

Email: bdp2721@yahoo.com