Batya Weinbaum holds a doctorate in English from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She founded and edits the journal Femspec and has published 17 books as well as over 500 articles, poems, reviews and pieces of short fiction in feminist and other media. She has been an online professor since 2007 and has taught at universities such as Empire State of SUNY, SUNY Buffalo, East Carolina, Cleveland State, Tiffen, Life, and Pacifica. Her dissertation, Islands of Women and Amazons: Representations and Realities, was originally published by U of Texas Press and is available as an ebook on Amazon. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Science Fiction Research Association, and the Association for the Study of Women in Mythology.