Megan Milks wearing a black shirt

Megan Milks

Developmental editor

Dr. Megan Milks is a developmental editor at Ideas on Fire, where they help interdisciplinary scholars strengthen their arguments and make complex ideas accessible to diverse readers.

Megan has more than a decade of experience editing and writing for academic and general audiences. Their areas of expertise include gender and sexuality studies (with particular interests in queer, trans, and asexuality studies); literary studies; visual studies and art history; disability studies; and media and culture.

Their edited books include the scholarly volume Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge, 2014) and the anthology The Baby-Sitters Club Generation (Chicago Review Press, 2021).

Megan is also a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism whose interests include queer and trans adolescence, comedy, horror, fan culture, girl culture, and genre play. Their books including the novel Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body (Feminist Press, 2021), a collection of short stories Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, and the nonfiction book Remember the Internet: Tori Amos Bootleg Webring. Their writing on books has appeared in Bookforum, 4Columns, and other venues.

Megan earned their PhD in English Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has taught courses in writing, literature, and gender and women’s studies for a decade. They currently teach writing at the New School and women’s and gender studies at Pace University.

They live in Brooklyn.