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The MultiCultural Sci-fi Organization - MCSFO says
Come join us in discussing Diversity in Science Fiction!
We will have a Panel of Professors, Research Scholars & me. :)

John Johnston Ph.D.

Professor, English and Comparative Literature. Modern and Postmodern fiction, poetry and theory; Media Theory, Science and Technology at Emory University.
Publications include, The Allure of Machinic Life (2008), Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation (1998), Carnival of Repetition: William Gaddis' The Recognitions and Postmodern Theory (1990), Editor and Translator, Literature, Media, Information System: Essays by Friedrich A. Kittler. Critical Voices in Theory and Culture Series(1997).

Lisa Yaszek Ph.D.

Professor of SF Studies at the School of Literature Media, and Communication at GA Tech, where she also serves as the dir of Sci Fi@Tech. Post president of the SF Research Assoc.

Research interests - Speculative fiction (sf postmodern fabulation, afrofuturism, slipstream narrative), science & technology studies, gender studies, cultural history.

Publications Include: Essays on Science Fiction as a global language, Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s SF. She is currently completing an edited anthology of women’s work in the early science fiction community for Wesleyan Press and serving as associate producer for the independent science fiction film Rite of Passage.

Rebecca Kumar PhD
in English at Emory University and is pursuing in MFA in Fiction at GSU. Her writing interests generally include alternative realities, transnationalism, immigration, and temporal crossing. Recently she taught a freshman composition course on Sci-fi and Horror. Rebecca wrote her dissertation on postcolonial understandings of Shakespeare with one chapter drawing connections to the work of Salman Rushdie and Star Trek: The Original Series.


Amy S. Li
Emory University - Pursuing Ph.D.
Academic Interests: Science fiction literature and media, with a focus on gender and embodiment, and her latest projects have primarily explored representations of gender and prosthesis in cyberpunk fiction. A second-year doctoral student in the English PhD program at Emory University. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and a minor in Music.


R. Nicole Smith - Pursuing Ph.D.
Professor of American Literature at GA Perimeter College, BA in English from Spelman College, MA in Literature from GSU. Currently pursuing her PhD at GSU in contemporary American Lit & Rhetoric & Composition.

Amanda Ray
Founder/CEO Multicultural Sci-fi Organization
Independent Scholar of Speculative Fiction
Author of the upcoming multimedia Sci-fi project, Surraeon
Georgia State University - Music
Artist - Singer/Songwriter, Musician and Upcyclist.
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