Kimberly Lau is a professor in the Literature Department where she teaches courses on gender, race, and sexuality in relation to fairy tales, vampire narratives, popular culture, and digital worlds. Her most recent book is Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber (Wayne State University Press, 2015), and she is currently working on a project exploring the ways that early ideas about race contributed to the fairy tale's genre formation. She was the provost of Oakes College from 2008-2014.