Jeffrey Shanks is an archaeologist and cultural historian specializing in early 20th century popular culture and speculative fiction. He is the co-editor of The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, which was nominated for a 2016 Bram Stoker Award. He is also a managing editor of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. He currently serves as co-chair of Pulp Studies for the Popular Culture Association and he has published a number of popular and academic articles on comics history and on pulp writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard. He has received five Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards for his scholarship on Howard. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his two children and incredibly patient wife.