School of Literature, Media, and Communication
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 Extrapolation, NWSA 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.
Areas of Expertise
Science Fiction | Cultural History | Gender Studies | Critical Race Studies
Core Research Areas: People and Technology
- USA Today: Why smart sci-fi struggles to find its audience in a 'Star Wars' world
- The Washington Post: How science fiction films like ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ embrace femininity
- The Washington Post: Aliens as immigrants: How ‘Arrival’ became the latest political sci-fi film
- Wired: What if Star Trek had never existed?