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I'm Emily Zarka. I earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Arizona State University, specializing in British Romantic literature with an emphasis on the Gothic. I approach literature and film through monsters, applying the theory that human history is monster history.

I am the writer, host, and executive producer for "Monstrum," an award-winning online series with PBS's Storied channel on YouTube that looks at complex histories and motivations behind some of the world's most famous monsters. I also wrote and hosted the award-winning one-hour documentary for PBS called Exhumed: A History of Zombies. 


My teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate courses in literature, film and media, and composition. Currently, I am part of the faculty at Arizona State University.

For the latest on my research and upcoming events, head to my Instagram @dremilyzarka

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