I'm a metal-head, new mom, and librarian. Currently finishing up my second masters in Anthropology. I write and research all things related to Gender, Women Studies, and Ethnomusicology, specifically women’s participation in Heavy Metal and Extreme Metal Music sub-cultures. I've reviewed books for CHOICE Library Journal and for Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLISNA). When I'm not doing academic stuff, you can find me reading and re-reading my favorite graphic novels - Preacher, Trans-metropolitan and ZeroGirl or listening to Death, Fear of God, and Crisis.

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