Having lived and traveled all over the world, Andrea Wood completed a B.A. at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and an MSc in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. After taking a one-year hiatus from her studies to teach English in Japan, Dr. Wood moved to the United States to complete a Ph.D. in English at the University of Florida.
An Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the English Department at Winona State University, Dr. Wood is an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests in popular genres, transnational comics and animation, science fiction and horror cinema, LGBTQ literature, fandom studies and feminist and queer theory. Her article “’Straight’ Women, Queer Texts: Boy-Love Manga and the Rise of a Global Counterpublic" appears in Women’s Studies Quarterly, and was recently reprinted in the Blackwell anthology Global Visual Cultures (2011). Additionally, her article “Choose your own Queer Erotic Adventure: Young Adults, Boys’ Love Computer Games, and the Sexual Politics of Visual Play” was published in Over the Rainbow: Queer Children’s and Young Adult Literature (University of Michigan Press, 2011). A new article, “Making the Invisible Visible: Lesbian Romance Comics for Women,” is forthcoming in the journal Feminist Studies. Dr. Wood is currently working on her monograph, Queering Romance: New Media, Transnational Publics and Participatory Culture.
Dr. Wood's next book-length project will explore how visions of zombie apocalypse in transnational horror films, graphic novels, popular fiction, and videogames manifest and transgress cultural anxieties and fears about sexual and reproductive agency, racialized and gendered Others, disease pandemic, and scientific and technological advancements against the backdrop of decomposing social, national, and global landscapes.
Check out Dr. Wood's work on the 2012 GLBTA FILM Series II!
Dr. Andrea Wood