Tutor, Monash University
Sophie Dungan is an educator whose research fields include vampire fiction, ecocriticism, Anthropocene studies and Gothic Fiction. Adapted from her MA, her first monograph, Reading the Vegetarian Vampire (Palgrave, forthcoming), traces the rise of the so-called ‘vegetarian’ vampire in popular culture, while also exploring how the shift in the diet of (some) vampires, from human to animal or synthetic blood, responds to a growing ecological awareness that is rapidly reshaping our understanding of relations with other species. Her broader research interests include critical race theory, ecofeminism and food studies. Sophie is interested in the ERCC themes of ‘The Human, the Nonhuman and the Inhuman’, ‘Liberty, Colonisation, Slavery’, and ‘The Anthropocene’.