Rebecca Housel, Ph. D. is an author and editor of both fiction and nonfiction in popular culture, philosophy, film, and more. Housel was a teacher and a professor of English for fifteen years. Housel is listed in the Directory of American Poets and writers for her works in nonfiction and is a sponsored member of the National Association of Science Writers for her essays on cancer. Housel attended the University of Rochester in New York and received her BA and MA in English; she also attended the prestigious University of New South Wales School of English, Media and the Performing Arts in Sydney, Australia, earning an interdisciplinary Doctorate blending medicine with sociological perspectives through narrative.
Housel's renown as a feminist scholar and social theorist: "Superheroes and philosophers have a lot in common; both strive to help humanity and both are predominantly male" (from Housel's co-authored chapter in Mark White's Iron Man & Philosophy, March 2010).
Before becoming a professor and published author, Housel worked as a stand-up comedian in Boston, Massachusetts at Nick's Comedy Stop on Warrenton Avenue.