Last Updated: 13th January 2023
Digital Projects Co-Ordinator for the Medical Humanities Blog
Lecturer in Contemporary Writing and Digital Cultures, Swansea University
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 Fiction, focusses on terraforming and its link to climate change and geoengineering, global politics and the relationship between the sciences, philosophy and the arts.