Victoria McCollum is an internationally-recognised educator and researcher from Ulster University who writes books on films, TV shows and video games (especially horror), to explain why popular culture matters in helping us gain a deeper understanding of our moment in time. Among a wide range of publications, she edited Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & The Politics of Fear was published (Routledge, 2019) and authored Post-9/11 Heartland Horror: Rural horror films in an era of urban Terrorism (Routledge 2016). She has collaborated on projects with Apple, Cartoon Network, Cinemax, Facebook, HBO, New Line Cinema, RTE, Sky Atlantic, Telltale Games, Time Warner, Twitter and Universal Music Group.