Sara Brown has been a High School teacher for twenty years and currently works full-time in Rydal Penrhos School in North Wales, where she teaches English to ungrateful teenagers. Besides her BA in English and History, Sara has a Masters degree in International History from the London School of Economics, for which she wrote a thesis on ‘The Problem of the Gold Standard in International Politics and Economics in the Nineteenth Century’. She completed her Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Salford with a thesis entitled “Crossing the Line: Issues of Boundary and Liminality in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth Legendarium”, which examines Tolkien’s writing from an anthropological and environmental perspective, drawing on the theories of Julia Kristeva and Donna Haraway. You can contact her via email and find her on Twitter at @AranelParmadil.