Lynn Zubernis

Lynn Zubernis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a professor at West Chester University. She
is passionate about fandom both as a researcher and a fan herself, especially of the Eric Kripke
classic Supernatural and (obviously) The Boys. She is the editor of Family Don’t End with
Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives and There’ll Be Peace When
You Are Done: Actors and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of Supernatural, both collections of
personal essays from the Supernatural cast and fans, including Jensen Ackles’s and Jared
Padalecki’s moving stories of how fans inspired and helped them through some of life’s
inevitable challenges. She is also the co-editor of Supernatural Psychology, Fan Culture:
Theory/Practice, and Fan Phenomena: Supernatural. Together with Katherine Larsen, she has
co-written Fandom at the Crossroads and Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls, and with Matt

Snyder, Case Conceptualization and Effective Interventions. Dr. Zubernis is the Area Chair for
Stardom and Fandom of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association and on the
Editorial Board of the Journal of Fandom Studies. She writes a regular column on ‘The Science
of Fandom’ for Psychology Today, reviews her television favorites for Movie TV Tech Geeks,
and is a frequent guest on podcasts, radio shows, and YouTube channels talking about the
positive aspects of fandom. Lynn also blogs on her own website at You
can find her on social media @FangasmSPN.

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