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Gina Anderson Lopez
Office: CPR 454
Email: andersonlope (at) usf.edu
Jonina Anderson-Lopez (PhD, Union Institute & University), is a fiction author and editor. Most of her fiction work appears under the pseudonym Red Harvey. Her post-apocalyptic novel, A Gray Life (2014), was described by Horror Cult Films UK as “a gripping page-turner of a thriller that explores the lives of three people and their approach to a new world engulfed by darkness so wicked, it consumes whatever is laid in front of it.” Her other published novels include The Dead Show (2019), The Dark (2018), and Cursed (2016). Initially a serial, The Dark was featured on Fox’s Wattpad page for the television show The Exorcist, and the movie Incarnate. In 2018, The Night Reporter was shortlisted for a Watty Award. Obsolution, another online serial, was an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Diverse Writer’s Grant and the Diverse World Grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation.
From 2014-2019, she managed an independent press, and served as an editor and mentor for an international array of authors, including the award-winning E.A. Comiskey and Rod Martinez. In 2019, her dissertation, Hiding Under the Covers: Representations of Diversity in Horror Fictions, won the Faculty Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Scholarship.
Anderson-Lopez's research interests include diversity in the speculative canon, creative writing, audience and critical reception, and understanding Puerto Rican dual-identity through a transnational lens.
From 2017 through 2019, Anderson-Lopez was lead editor for Penumbra, an interdisciplinary journal at Union Institute & University. For the last seven years, she has also worked for Union’s Writing Center as a tutor and coordinator. At USF, she is a Visiting Instructor for the English Department.
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