Megan Volpert

Master of Fine Arts Visiting Writer

Megan Volpert

Megan Volpert

Megan Volpert is author or editor of over a dozen books on popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists and an American Library Association honoree. She won Georgia Author of the Year for Boss Broad in 2019 (Sibling Rivalry Press). In addition to her work as Director of Insights for Halo Media, Volpert’s other gigs include: part-time Adjunct Faculty in the MFA Writing program at Reinhardt University, part-time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University, and Fellow at the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought. She writes for PopMatters and has edited anthologies of philosophical essays on the music of Tom Petty and the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race.


Her publications include:

  • Why Alanis Morissette MattersAustin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2025.
  • Straight Into Darkness: Tom Petty as Rock Mystic, Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2022.
  • Perfume (Object Lessons series), New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
  • Editor, Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear, Little Rock: Et Alia Press, 2020.
  • Co-Editor, RuPaul’s Drag Race and PhilosophyChicago: Open Court, 2019.
  • Boss Broad, Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019.
  • Co-Editor, Tom Petty and PhilosophyChicago: Open Court, 2019.
  • 1976Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016.
  • Order Sutra, Philadelphia: Lame House Press, 2015.
  • Only Ride, Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014.
  • Editor, This assignment is so gay, Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013.
  • Sonics in Warholia, Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011.
  • The Desense of Nonfense, Buffalo: BlazeVOX Books, 2009.
  • Face Blindness, Buffalo: BlazeVOX Books, 2007.
  • Domestic Transmission, San Antonio: MetroMania Press, 2007.

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