John Edgar Browning
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Communication, and Media
John Edgar Browning is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media and Communication who is an internationally recognized vampire and horror scholar. He has published nearly a dozen books. His latest is: “The Vampire in Europe A Critical Edition.”
Browning has been contracted or published approximately 12 academic and popular trade books and more than 50 articles, chapters and reviews on subjects that cluster around Cultural Studies, Dracula, vampires, zombies, horror, monstrosity, Bram Stoker and the Gothic. He's also been invited in the past to guest appear as an academic scholar on National Geographic's Taboo USA (2013-) and Discovery Channel's William Shatner's Weird or What? (2010-) to engage with the topic of vampires. Additionally, Browning spent four years in New Orleans, LA and Buffalo, NY conducting ethnographic studies of people there who self-identify as vampire, a project that became a focal point of his doctoral dissertation, "Redeeming the Un-Dead in American Media and Culture Before 9/11."