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Ali McGhee has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in English with a minor in Religious Studies. Her academic research and much of her fiction and non-fiction focus on boundary transgressions, intersections of human creativity and technology, and hauntings, both literal and figurative. Her academic work has appeared in The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Romantic Circles, Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, and Atlantic Studies, and she was the 2015 recipient of the William H. Gilman Memorial Prize for outstanding PhD Candidate in English Literature. She has been a finalist for Glimmer Train's, New South's, and Slippery Elm's fiction contests, and her short story, "Chinchilla," is forthcoming in Slippery Elm. She is also a contributor and editor for Sensible Reason, a millennial arts and culture magazine, and for Yoga Basics. She teaches Baptiste-inspired yoga at Pure Yoga Asheville. She is an avid cook, loves horror films, and travels whenever she gets the chance (most recently she visited Colombia).