Hi, my name is Margee Kerr.

I am a sociologist who studies FEAR.

Ever wonder why we’re afraid of spiders and clowns? Zombies and ghosts? And why so many of us love the thrill of a roller-coaster or jump off a steep cliff? Well I have, and I’ve made it my goal to find the answers. Since earning my BA at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA and my PhD in Sociology from The University of Pittsburgh, I have been studying the science of fear, along with the creative ways we engage with thrilling and scary material. This has taken me on many adventures, with the biggest yet to come.

I’ve been working with ScareHouse since 2008 and am currently working on a book with PublicAffairs Books titled “SCREAM: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.“ You can follow my adventures as I travel to South America, Japan, Canada and all over the US in my search for the answer of why–and how we can enjoy thrilling experiences.

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