Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Ph.D., is professor of film, media and popular culture at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, where she is also director of the Popular Culture Research Centre. She is president of the Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) and coordinator of the Australasian Horror Studies Network (AHSN). Her research interests lie at the intersection of popular media and cultural history, with a focus on Gothic and horror studies. She has published widely in these areas, including volumes such as Consuming Gothic: Food and Horror in Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature (Routledge, 2014), New Directions in 21st Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass (editor, Routledge, 2015), The Gothic and the Everyday: Living Gothic (editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Gothic Afterlives: Reincarnations of Horror in Film and Popular Media (editor, Lexington, 2019) and The Superhero Multiverse: Readapting Comic Books Icons in Twenty-first-century Film and Popular Media (editor, Lexington, 2021). She is currently working on a new edited collection (in conjunction with Prof. Jeffrey Weinstock) entitled Disney’s Gothic Kingdom: Cultural Shadows in the House of Mouse (Lexington, forthcoming 2023). Prof. Piatti-Farnell is sole editor of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture book series, editor-in-chief of Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies and principal editor of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect).
Contact: Auckland University of Technology, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.