U. Melissa Anyiwo is a transplanted British citizen with an obsession with the Gothic. She is an Associate Professor of Politics and History and the coordinator of African American Studies at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, where her research focuses primarily on stereotyping in popular culture, exploring bridges across race, gender, and faith, particularly those dealing with connections between vampires and race. In addition to editing this work, she has published a number of book chapters on using vampires to teach diversity including “That’s Not What I Signed Up For”; “Teaching Millennials about Difference through First-Year Learning Communities and Outside/In”; “Using Vampires to Explore Diversity and Alienation in a College Classroom”. She will also be editing the text Race in the Vampire Narrative for Sense Publishers.Karoline Szatek-Tudor is a Professor of English at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, USA, where she teaches Shakespeare and early modern literature. In addition to co-editing this volume, she has also co-edited What Countrey’s This? And Whither Are we Gone?; From Around the World: Secular Authors and Biblical Perspectives, in which her article, “The Measure of Unmarked Vows” appears. Szatek-Tudor has two recent articles in press called “Birds in Shakespeare’s First Tetralogy” and “Bird Folklore in Shakespeare and Hungary.” In addition to her other publications, Szatek-Tudor is a contributing editor to The Shakespeare Newsletter for this publication’s “Table of Contents” column.