Kaja’s PhD thesis looked at the literary werewolf as an ecoGothic monster, concentrating on the relationship between wilderness, wolves, and werewolves, and how language is used to demarcate animal alterity. She is part of the ‘Open Graves, Open Minds’ research project and has previously published on the depiction of wolves and werewolves in Dracula and young adult fiction. She also edited the online journal Revenant’s special edition on werewolves.