Diana W. Anselmo is a film & media historian with an interest in women’s history, fan studies, queer media, horror, and trauma. She holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine. Before joining the School of Film, Media & Theatre at Georgia State University, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Contemporary History in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work on girl audiences and media history has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, including Cinema Journal (2015), Screen (2017), Camera Obscura (2017), Feminist Media Histories (2018), Film History (2019), the JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (2021), and the Journal of Women’s History(2022). Her research received the Screen Journal 2019 Award, as well as grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, and the International Association for Media and History, among others. Her book on queer female reception in early Hollywood is forthcoming with the University of California Press. A parallel line of research focuses on the queer dialects and fan communities forged on social media platforms, particularly Tumblr.