Lisa K. Perdigao is Humanities Program Chair and Professor of English at Florida Institute of Technology. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of 20th- and 21st- century American literature, film, television, and children's and young adult fiction. She received Florida Institute of Technology's Award for Excellence in Research in 2014, the Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005.
Dr. Perdigao is the author of From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation: Dead Bodies in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Routledge, 2010) and co-editor, with Mark Pizzato (UNC Charlotte), of Death in American Texts and Performances: Corpses, Ghosts, and the Reanimated Dead (Routledge, 2010). She has published articles and essays on numerous films and television series including Memento, Inception, Big Fish, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Firefly, Serenity, Fringe, Glee, and Arrow.