John Edgar Browning is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He took undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Florida State University (2003) and the University of Central Oklahoma (2006) and completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in English at Louisiana State University (2011) before transferring to American Studies at SUNY-Buffalo. For the last ten years he's taught at universities across the north, south, and southwest.
Browning has contracted or published over 12 academic and popular trade books and more than 50 articles, book chapters, and reviews on subjects that cluster around Cultural Studies, Horror, the Un-Dead, Bram Stoker, and the Gothic. He has also guest appeared on National Geographic's Taboo USA (2013-) and The Discovery Channel's William Shatner's Weird or What? (2010-) to discuss vampires.
Additionally, he spent nearly 5 years conducting ethnographic studies of persons living in New Orleans, LA and Buffalo, NY who self-identify as vampire, a project became a focal point of his doctoral dissertation.
University at Buffalo, "Monster Culture": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1K6irKHrjc&feature=youtu.be