David Shipko is a graduate student of English and a scholar, theorist, and writer of fictions—speculative and mundane—that trouble capitalist realism.

After studying cinema-television production at the University of Southern California, he worked as a production assistant on music videos, commercials, television content, and live-action and animated feature films by artists and studios both independent and major, while also serving as an infantry officer in the California Army National Guard.

He currently studies English literature, composition, and critical theory at Cal State LA, where he teaches first-year writing.