Travis “The Half-Blood” Prinzi is a popular author and speaker on the intersection of fantasy and politics, myth and culture in Joanne Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. John Granger, the ‘Hogwarts Professor,‘ has said “There is no more insightful commenter on the Harry Potter novels than Travis Prinzi ” and a reviewer of Mr. Prinzi’s important Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds echoed that by saying “Travis Prinzi’s name should be synonymous with Harry Potter scholarship from this point forward.”
Prinzi has appeared on The Leaky Cauldron’s PotterCast as a “Potter Pundit.” He has been a featured speaker and led panel discussions at five Harry Potter conferences and has lectured on everything from Harry Potter to religion to education to hit TV shows like The Office at university campuses and libraries in the United States and Canada. He collects and edits the best in Harry Potter scholarship each year for Zossima Press, Hog’s Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter, the first volume of which was published in July 2009.
PubCasts from The Hog’s Head feature Travis’ reflections on everything ‘Harry Potter’ as well as discussions with the best and brightest of Fandom.
Travis holds graduate degrees in education and theology from the University of Rochester and Northeastern Seminary. He lives in Western NY with his daughter Sophia, his son Jack, and his dogs Moses and Duffy.