Marie is a career academic and college professor who loves cosplay, fan culture, and educating people on new and exciting ideas and little known facts about humanity. Marie loves running panels and teaching con-goers something about the shows and fan works that they love and consume. Marie really believes in academic programming and that everyone can learn something, especially if it is about a more obscure discipline like Queer Theory that is so invisibly entrenched in our culture.
Marie received her Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire December 2018, and her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2015. Marie’s specializations are in Gender and Queer Theory as well as Fan Culture, and Children’s Literature with a minor concentration in Racial Studies and Religious Studies (from a theoretical and historical perspective). Marie currently works as an English professor at ECPI University in Charlotte.