John R. Ziegler

Professor of English at Bronx Community College

I teach English at BCC, help edit the journal Supernatural Studies, and co-write theater reviews for the websites Culture Catch and Thinking Theater NYC. My research interests include early modern English literature, especially drama; video game studies; popular culture studies; monster studies; zombie studies; and horror studies.


Transnational Zombie Cinema, 2010-2020: Readings in a Mutating Tradition. Lexington Books, 2023.

Jampol, Noah Simon, Cain Miller, Leah Richards, and John R. Ziegler. Not of the Living Dead: The Non-Zombie Films of George A. Romero. McFarland, 2023. 

“Wakening (Dani Goulet, 2013) – Métis-Cree Undead.” The Undead in the 21st Century: A Companion, edited by Simon Bacon, Peter Lang, 2022, pp. 45-52.

“Zombies and Intercultural Hybridity in Cargo (2017).” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural, no. 7, 2021, pp. 115-146,

“Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre.” Review of Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre, by Sarah Dustagheer and Gillian Woods. Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 33, 2020, pp. 301–304.

Representation in Steven Universe, edited by John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Ziegler, John R., and Edward Lehner. “Blackboard Microengagement, Formative Assessment, and Writing Achievement in First-year College Composition: A Case Study.” Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2020.1716873.

“We Are All Made: The Socioeconomics of The Two Noble Kinsmen‘s Anti-Masque Morris Dance.” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 133-152.

Queering the Family in The Walking Dead. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

“‘We can’t just ignore the rules’: Queer Heterosexualities.” The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics, edited by Elizabeth L. Erwin and Dawn Keetley, McFarland, 2018, pp. 142-153.

“Funding Science with Science: Cryptocurrency and Independent Academic Research Funding.” With Edward Lehner and Dylan Hunzeker. Ledger, vol. 2, 2017, pp.65-76, doi:

“Blithe Spirit,” “Renaissance/Romantic Period,” and “Space Ghost.” Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend, edited by June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 34, 269-272, 297-298.

“Dead Island,” “Dead Rising,” “Left 4 Dead,” “Resident Evil (Video Game),” and “Zombies Ate My Neighbors.” The Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth, edited by June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2014, pp. 69-70, 70-71, 158-159, 250-251, 342-434.

“‘The Hall must not be pestred’: Embedded Masques, Space, and Dramatized Desire.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 26, 2013, pp. 97-119.

“Irish Mantles, English Nationalism: Apparel and National Identity in Early Modern England and Ireland.” The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013, pp. 73-95. 

Review of Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic, by Wes Williams. Monsters and the Monstrous, vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, pp. 113-115. 

“Heavy Metal Macbeths: Shakespeare, Metal, and (Sub)Cultural Boundaries.” Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Theory and Criticism, no. 2, 2005, pp. 63-75.

“‘A Lingo of its Ahn’: Linguistic Control in Shadow of a Gunman.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 1, no.1, 2004,