AboutChristine Peffer is Associate Director of Networks with H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online as well as a member of the Humanities Commons Community Team. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of ecomaterialism and weird/horror fiction, and she is currently working on a dissertation that traces the relationship of 20th century women authors of horror fiction to the burgeoning environmentalist movement of the era. She has taught a range of courses at MSU, including WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry, ENG 153: Introduction to Women Authors, and ENG 210: Foundations of Literary Study. She has also worked as an editorial assistant on CR: The New Centennial Review, and is currently serving as the graduate assistant for MSU Commons. Christine earned her Master’s degree in English from Gannon University in Erie, PA, where she taught first-year writing, served as Assistant Director of the university’s Writing and Research Center, and as a graduate assistant coach of the women’s volleyball team.
EducationPhD Candidate in English, Michigan State University
MA in English, Gannon University, 2015
BA in English and Journalism Communications, Gannon University, 2013
“Covered in Giant Fish Brains: Ridiculing Environmental Racism in SYFY’s Frankenfish.” Attack of the New B-Movies: Essays on SYFY Original Films. Ed. Justin Wigard and Mitch Ploskonka. McFarland 2023.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Artificial Environments: Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs. Caliban and the Domestic Weird.” Popular Culture Association, April 5-8 2023.
MembershipsPopular Culture Association
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment