I am a scholar of speculative literature, film and other media from the fin-de-siècle to the contemporary period. My core research areas are in the Environmental Humanities, Human-Animal Studies, Posthumanism, the Energy Humanities and the Digital Humanities, and I have additional specialisms in Science and Technology Studies, the Medical Humanities, Postcolonialism, Critical Theory, American and British literature, Noir and Postmodernism.

I am especially interested in the ecological and environmental significance of stories of terraforming and pantropy - the modification of other planets and the modification of bodies to enable the habitation of otherwise uninhabitable environments, respectively. My book from Liverpool University Press, Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fictionfocusses on terraforming and its link to climate change and geoengineering, global politics and the relationship between the sciences, philosophy and the arts.

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In addition to starting a new post at Swansea University in 2018, I had the honour of being invited to the jury for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Reading the submissions was a delight and gave me an opportunity to see the science fiction landscape concentrated in a speci...

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