In addition to being an avid roller-skater, Dr. Erica Dymond is a full-time instructor of English at East Stroudsburg University. Her research mostly focuses on manga/anime but extends horror film and Gothic literature. Dr. Dymond's work has been published in the peer-reviewed scholarly journals The Explicator and The Journal of Popular Cultural. Additionally, she has contributed to numerous academic titles such as Comics through Time, The Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema, and The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films. Currently, she acts as a consulting editor for The Explicator and is editing a scholarly text entitled Sexism in American Cinema.