Lisa Yaszek

Professor
School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Areas of expertise

  • Science fiction
  • Cultural history
  • Gender studies
  • Critical race studies

Core research

  • People and technology

Lisa Yaszek is a science fiction expert and professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She is also past president of the Science Fiction Research Association and a juror for John W. Campbell and Eugie Foster Memorial Awards. Her research interests include science fiction, cultural history, gender studies, critical race studies, and science and technology studies.  

Yaszek's essays on science fiction as a global language crossing centuries, cultures, and continents appear in journals including ExtrapolationNWSA Journal, and Rethinking History. Her books include Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s Science Fiction (Ohio State University Press 2008) and the co-edited volumes Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre (McFarland 2010) and Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction (Wesleyan 2016). She is currently co-editing an anthology on Afrofuturism with Isiah Lavender III from LSU and producing a collection entitled "Classics of Women's Science Fiction" for the Library of America.

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