At the time of writing, Venetia is a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Studies in Religion Department at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her thesis explores the interactions between other-than-human identity, spirituality, popular culture, and the Internet. She has published on a number of subcultures, including the Otherkin, the Therianthropy community, mermaid cosplayers, Soulbonders, and Bronies. She lectures on a variety of subjects, from fandom to ancient mythology, the history of monotheism, the ‘world religion’ paradigm, atheism and secularization, new religious movements, and the relationship of religion to new media. Currently, she is the Social Media Editor for the Religious Studies Project – http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/.