Stephen McNulty PhD is an instructor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. They have a PhD in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Their work advocates for ethics and ontology beyond the human through analyses of media, science, and culture. It also specifically intervenes in dominant narratives around genetic science, social media, and animal rights, providing an alternative means of access in confronting typically anthropocentric genealogies of ethics and politics. They are in the process of turning their dissertation, entitled, “Viral Ethics: Media, Ecology, Debt,” into a book length manuscript and pursuing more extensive scholarship on the cultural deployment of parasitism, the affective regimes of social media, and intersections of transgender rights and technology.