Michelle Mueller earned her PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in the area of Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions. She is a specialist of gender and sexuality in new religious movements. Her book, New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy: Polyamory, Polygamy, and Reality Television, examines the relationship between alternative American religions and the media representation of non-monogamies on reality-TV shows like Sister Wives, Seeking Sister Wife, and Polyamory: Married & Dating. She has published in Nova Religio, Theology & Sexuality, and The Pomegranate. She has chapters in The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Women’s Studies in Religion and Female Leaders in New Religious Movements. She has taught for several Bay Area colleges.