As an Americanist, Cantalupo's research is focused on Edgar Allan Poe and Emma Wolf. She is the founding and current editor of the peer-reviewed bi-annual journal, The Edgar Allan Poe Review founded in 2000 and published by Penn State University Press. Her monograph, Poe and the Visual Arts (The Pennsylvania State University Press; 2014), won the Poe Studies Association's Patrick F. Quinn Award for a distinguished scholarly monograph on Poe. Her edited books include Poe's Pervasive Influence (Lehigh UP/Roman & Littlefield, 2012), Emma Wolf's Short Stories in The Smart Set (AMS Press 2010), Emma Wolf's Other Things Being Equal (Wayne State UP, 2001), and she is co-editor with Lori Harrison-Kahan of Emma Wolf's Heirs of Yesterday (Wayne State University Press, 2020) as well as co-editor with Richard Kopley of Prospects for the Study of American Literature, Vol. II (AMS Press, 2009); she has also published essays on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and other American writers.
Ph.D. in English, SUNY Buffalo, 1988
M.A.H. in Photography & English, SUNY Buffalo, 1984
M.S.W. in Community Mental Health, SUNY Buffalo, 1973
B.A. in English & History, University of Rochester, 1969