Michelle Reinstatler

Contact Information

photo of Michelle Reinstatler120 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5333


Visiting Assistant Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)


PhD, Union Institute and University
MA, University of Colorado, Denver
BA, Saint Louis University 


English Composition at Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, and U.S. Air Force Academy; literature at Xavier University and USAFA; Intro to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Intro to Women and Gender Studies, and Writing with Purpose at Miami University

Research Interests

Medieval literature, pop culture representations of mental illness, conspiracy theory, horror films/other media, and gender and sexuality representation in pop culture.


February 2012-"Space: Disruptive Challenges, New Opportunities, and New Strategies" published in Strategic Studies Quarterly Space Edition Spring 2012 Vol 6, No 1, under Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski and Mr. Douglas L. Loverro.

Links to digital publications like the "#Microsyllabus on Latinxs in the South" and "P'urhépecha Migrants in North Carolina: A Saint Day Festival," can be found on her website.

Works in Progress

  • January 2021-Present: Working with publisher Routledge: Perpetuating Paranormalism: Ghost Hunting as Cultural Performance
  • Jan 2017: Began work on four novel collections entitled, The Bad-Ass Bitch Chronicles, consisting of four different female protagonists: book 1 is currently untitled, book 2 is Tragedy, book 3 is The Incorrigible Terra Bradley, and book 4 is Red Brigade.
  • Working Paper: Going Viral: Conspiracy Theory and Social Media