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Biography: 

Michele is an independent popular culture scholar residing in Southern California. She is the editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (2014, McFarland & Company) and the forthcoming anthology, Essays on Space Horror in Films, 1950s - 2000s, tentative due to release late 2016. Michele actively supports several popular culture organizations in a variety of capacities that include serving as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, the James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy Area Chair for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's annual conference as well as a West Coast Correspondent/Contributing Editor for Bleeding Cool (online and print magazine). She writes regularly on all things spy related at her blog Spyfi & Superspies and on the genre of space horror at her blog Space Horror Films. She is a co-member of the H.P. Lovecast, a monthly podcast reviewing and analyzing the works of H.P. Lovecraft and writers inspired by him. And she annually presentat the SWPACA and has presented at Wondercon Anaheim in 2014 and 2015 as part of the Comic Arts Conference Series. 

Current research areas: 

Space Horror in Films, Comics, Video Games
James Bond
Spy/Espionage
Wierd Westerns in Films, Television, Comics
Comics

Recent scholarly activity: 

I currently have two call for proposals. The first is for essays on the topic of space horror in films and the deadline for abstracts is August 25. More details can be found at: Space Horror Films
As the James Bond, Espionage & Eurospy Area Chair for SWPACA's annual conference, I am now accepting abstracts outlining 15 minute presentation topics focusing on any aspect of the spy/espionage genre in any medium. The deadline is November 1st and more details can be found at the conference website: SWPACA

Recent publications: 

Editor, James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (2014, McFarland & Company)
Contributing Essayist, In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology and the Culture of Riffing edited by Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba (2011, McFarland & Company)

Forthcoming research: 

Editor, Essays on Space Horror in Film, 1950s - 2000s (forthcoming title, McFarland & Company)

Other activities: 

Academic Member, Horror Writer's Assocation - Los Angeles Chapter

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