Emily D. Edwards is the author of Graphic Violence: Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives (Routledge, 2019); Bars, Blues and Booze: Stories from the Drink House (University Press of Mississippi, 2016); and Metaphysical Media: Occult Experience in Popular Culture (U. of Southern Illinois P, 2005). Edwards was a journalist and media producer before she joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a professor in the Department of Media Studies. The writer/producer/director of many films, Edwards has also published multiple articles and book chapters on popular media. She edited the special issue on media writing for the Journal of Film and Video. (64.1 Spring/Summer issue 2013).  Her current book project is Truth and Storytelling: Authentic Narratives for an Inauthentic World (Anthem Press, Forthcoming).

Education
Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication, UT Knoxville
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Gender and Media Culture, Journalism, Television, Film, Screenwriting, Media Theory, Media Production
Personal Interests
Visual Art, Music, Folklore