Welcome to the Zombie Studies Network!
Created after the inaugural Theorizing Zombiism Conference, held at the UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin in July 2019, the Zombie Studies Network (ZSN) serves as an all-inclusive space for zombie scholars and enthusiasts. Here you’ll find information on the latest zombie books, articles and movies alongside longer form pieces from some of our esteemed members.
Dr Scott Hamilton, California Polytechnic State University. Conference co-organizer Theorizing Zombiism 2019. Co-editor of Theorising the Contemporary Zombie: Contextual Pasts, Presents, Futures edited collection (2022). Specialisms: English literature.
Dr Conor Hefernan, Ulster University. Conference co-organizer Theorizing Zombiism 2019, and Theorizing Zombiism 3: The Derry Edition 2023. Co-editor of Theorising the Contemporary Zombie: Contextual Pasts, Presents, Futures edited collection (2022). Specialisms: history, sport.
Dr Poppy Wilde, Birmingham City University. Studies zombies through posthumanism and videogames. Book chapters include: ‘Zombies, Deviance and the Right to Posthuman Life’ (2022), and ‘Moral Ambiguity and the Zombie Scapegoat in Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare‘ (2023).
Associate Professor, Dr Chera Kee, Wayne State University, author of Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks (2017). Kee is well-respected for her zombie scholarship and can provide access to networks as well as specialist knowledge.
Dr Linda Flores Ohlson, University of Gothenburg. Conference co-organizer Theorizing Zombiism 2: Undead Again 2021. Studies zombies from a multi-linguistic perspective, particularly pronoun use. Ohlson has pledged to facilitate non-English language contributions.
Dr Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton, author of Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century (2016). Abbott is well-known within horror studies and has extensive editorial experience.
Dr Emma Tonkin, University of Bath. Tonkin provides unique insight due to her specialisms within engineering and computing. Her knowledge will foster STEAM cross-disciplinary aims.