Anna Peppard, Affiliated Researcher

To some, Anna Peppard is a mild-mannered literature PhD, but she’s a scholarly superhero of gender, sexuality, race, and other issues of representation to those in the know. Her feminist acafan scholarship weaves the personal into culturally situated close reading and gets regular power boosts from public scholarship. In 2021, her anthology, Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero, was awarded the CSS prize for Best Edited Collection.

Did you know? Anna’s undergraduate degree is from Carleton, where film and genre fiction courses first drew her toward pop culture scholarship.