Lawrence Lorraine Mullen is a PhD student and TA in the English department. They received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Temple University, were they completed an independent study title, '"I Am Exactly as God Made Me:” Queering the Assumption of Heteronormativity in Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia,” “Berenice,” and “Eleonora” and Julia Howe’s "The Hermaphrodite".' Additionally, they received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from Arcadia University, having been a Wertime Scholar, an Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry awardee, and a Graduate Writing Center Tutor. Their current research is focused on 19th century American literature, Gothic studies, and contemporary horror films and television shows.