SFRA Immediate Past President Lisa Yaszek Featured in Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine

SFRA Immediate Past President Lisa Yaszek is featured in the current issue of Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine in an Office Space article by Van Jensen:

Georgia Tech and science fiction are a natural fit, with the campus being a center for cutting-edge research in science and technology. No surprise then that Tech is a perfect setting for Lisa Yaszek, an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. Yaszek has devoted her career to speculative fiction — literature that examines the frontier of science and society. She has authored three books on the subject, served as president of the Science Fiction Research Association and is an editor of the science fiction studies journal Extrapolation. She shares some of her favorite sci-fi works and her vision of building a science fiction center at the Institute.

via Lisa Yaszek: Sci-fi Sage | Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.

I’m happy to see Lisa getting props for her work in the Alumni Magazine, and I am also glad to see the Science Fiction Research Association mentioned and linked in the article online (it is also in the print version on pages 26-27). Lisa also reports significant happenings at Tech: a SF reading room at the library and the construction of an online SF encyclopedia and research portal. She says, “Our goal has always been to build on our resources and create a center for sci-fi.”

Georgia Tech is a wonderful place of learning that supports interdisciplinary research and teaching. Science Fiction research is an important part of that cooperation, because SF is at the interstices of science, technology, and culture. Besides the work that Lisa and other professors do there, Tech also features a growing special collection in the library: the Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection. It goes without saying that Georgia Tech is in my top 10 places that I would like to work in the future.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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