Shaka McGlotten is a social anthropologist with a background in the fine arts. Their work brings together the theoretical insights of queer studies with the methodological tool-kit of anthropology to deploy new media technologies in relation to queer cultures. They have published and lectured on public sex, black genders, online cultures, pornography, gaming, zombie sexuality, human waste, voguing, and more. They are the author of Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality, and Dragging; Or, the Political Aesthetics of Drag. Currently, they are associate professor at State University of New York working on Black Data.