Sherry Ginn earned both her MA (1984) and PhD (1988) in General-Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She has published numerous research articles in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, but currently focuses her extracurricular work on the intersection of popular culture with psychology and neuroscience.
A book, entitled Our Space, Our Place: Women in the Worlds of Science Fiction Television, was published in 2005. Her book Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon was published by McFarland in 2012.
Sherry has written a chapter on Sarah Jane Smith in Gillian Leitch’s Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012. She has also contributed an essay entitled, Sexual Relations and Sexual Identity Issues on Torchwood: Brave New Worlds or More of the Old One? to Andrew Ireland’s collection, Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series, published in 2010 by McFarland.
The Sex is Out of This World: Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction, co-edited with Michael Cornelius, was also published by McFarland in 2012. She has a book under contract with McFarland on the award-winning television series Fringe as well as one with Scarecrow Press about Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.
The Worlds of Farscape: Essays on the Groundbreaking Series will be published in 2013. Current projects include collections on time travel in television, the companions of Doctor Who, and an examination of neuroscience in the fiction of Anglo-Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.