|Ritch Calvin earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. In his dissertation, entitled "A Feminism of Their Own: Escritoras mexicanas, Chicana Writers, and Autochthonous Feminisms," examines the ways in which Mexicana and Latina writers are analyzed through via interpretive frameworks which were developed for non-Latina writers. Instead, he argues for an interpretive frameworks which has been developed from the historical, political, and cultural context from which the writers hail. His edited volume on the television series Gilmore Girls (McFarland 2008) is entitled Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity: Essays on Family and Feminism in the Television Series. He also writes on contemporary culture, specifically feminist science fiction and speculative forms of culture. His current book project is tentatively entitled "Interstices and Matrices: Volume 1: Feminist Epistemology and Science Fiction." His work has appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Femspec, Utopian Studies, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Science Fiction Film and Television, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and the SFRA Review. He is crrently the President of the Science Fiction Research Association and the media reviews editor of the SFRA Review.|
Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.
Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.
Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.
StudentsBeth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.