John Edgar Browning

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John Edgar Browning, PhD, Professor of Liberal Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is an internationally recognized authority on the horror genre, vampires, and Monster Theory, appearing as an expert guest on or consulting for such documentary programs as National Geographic's Taboo USA (2013), Discovery Channel’s William Shatner’s Weird or What? (2010), AMC’s Eli Roth’s History of Horror (2018), History Channel’s The UnXplained (2020), Disney+’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2021), and Netflix. He has contracted or published 20 academic and popular trade books and at least 100 articles, chapters, and reviews within his unique specialties. Additionally, he spent five years in the field in New Orleans, LA and Buffalo, NY conducting ethnographic studies of people who self-identify as vampire, a project he elaborated on in his doctoral dissertation as well as in articles for Palgrave Communications (a Springer Nature journal), The Atlantic, The Conversation, and twice for Discover Magazine. He has also been interviewed about his research for BBC Future and BBC Radio, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine’s “It's Only Science” podcast, VICE: Broadly, The Buffalo News, ABC News/RN Drive (Australia), the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, The Express Tribune (Pakistan), The Guardian (US Edition), RTÉ Ireland (Radio Television of Ireland), and many others, joining a small cadre of experts in the field worldwide. Since his research began 13 years ago, he has remained in regular contact with real vampire communities all over the world. Finally, he sits on the executive and advisory boards for Ethics International Press, Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (a Springer Nature journal), The Journal of Gods and Monsters, and The Journal of Positive Sexuality, among others.