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Danielle Alesi is a PhD student of history and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln.

Maureen Attali is senior history teacher and PhD candidate in history and anthropology of ancient religions at Paris–Sorbonne University in France.

Shiloh Carroll teaches in the writing center at Tennessee State University, blogs about GOT at the Tales After Tolkien Society blog, and has a book on ASOIAF forthcoming.

Daniel J. Clasby is associate professor of history and coordinator of the global studies general education curriculum at King’s College in Wilkes‐Barre, Pennsylvania.

Brian de Ruiter is an independent scholar.

Jacopo della Quercia is a scholar with the New York Council for the Humanities.
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Kavita Mudan Finn has taught Medieval and Renaissance literature, Renaissance history, women’s studies, and writing at several universities, including Georgetown University and the University of Maryland at College Park.
See her book Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

Giacomo Giudici recently completed a PhD in history at Birkbeck, University of London.

Mat Hardy is senior lecturer in Middle East studies at Deakin University, Australia.

Robert J. Haug is assistant professor of Islamic world history before 1500 at the University of Cincinnati.

Helle Strandgaard Jensen is assistant professor of contemporary cultural history at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Janice Liedl is professor of history at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

Nicole M. Mares is associate professor of history and director of women’s studies at King’s College in Wilkes‐Barre, Pennsylvania.

Steven Muhlberger recently retired as professor of history at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.

Sonia Murphy is an amateur medievalist and a long‐time fan of Game of Thrones.

Brian A. Pavlac is a professor of history at King’s College in Wilkes‐Barre, Pennsylvania.
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Joseph Percer is currently the chief heraldic and onomastic officer of a worldwide medieval non‐profit organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages.

Dr. Gillian Polack is a writer, editor, scholar and teacher. Two of her novels, an anthology she edited, and her 2016 research monograph have all been shortlisted for awards. Six of her novels have been published, and seventeen of her short stories. One of those stories actually won an award and four others were listed as recommended reading on international years’ best lists. She has edited two anthologies and some academic papers. She teaches at the ANU, at various Writers’ Centres and consults with writers. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and one in Medieval History.
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Magnus Qvistgaard, an independent scholar, holds a PhD in history and civilization from the European University Institute in Florence.

Don Riggs studied Myth at Dickinson College and Medieval French, Latin, and English at UNC‐Chapel Hill. He has published on Renaissance astrology and literature of the fantastic. His poetry is available at: He also co-translated Chinese Poetic Writing, by Francois Cheng (Indiana, 1982; rev. and expanded edition Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2017).

Kris Swank is library director at Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.

Sara L. Uckelman is a lecturer at Durham University in the United Kingdom, affiliated with the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the editor-in-chief of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
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