rhetoric of health and medicine, feminist science studies, feminist theory, health humanities, feminism and rhetoric, technical communication, literacy communities, women’s studies
Lisa Diedrich is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research and teaching interests include critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist science studies, and interdisciplinary feminist and queer theories and methodologies. She is the author of Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism (Minnesota, 2016) and Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness (Minnesota, 2007). She is also editor (with Victoria Hesford) of the collection Feminist Time Against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War (Lexington, 2008) and a special issue of Feminist Theory “Experience, Echo, Event: Theorising Feminist Histories, Historicising Feminist Theory” (August 2014). She is affiliated faculty in the Department of Philosophy and with the PhD concentration in Disability Studies in the School of Health Technology and Management.
My research examines and exploits the comparative perspective post-World War II literary texts, in print or digital media, provide on digital cultures. I study literary encounters with digital cultures in a variety of media – print fiction, electronic literatures, digital games, graphic novels, and film. I’m particularly interested in how such experimental, cross-media literary and artistic practices, in experimenting with narrative and digital textualities and poetics, register and creatively and critically reflect on contemporary digital cultures, information and systems sciences, and computation-based technologies in the U.S. My research draws on feminist science studies and systems’ theoretical methods.
Science Fiction, Feminist Studies, Genre, Popular Culture
Critical animal studies, feminist and gender studies, speculative fiction, science fiction
Visual studies, feminist theory, critical theory, affect studies, media studies, science and technology studies, photography, visual ethnography, fictocriticism
Science fiction, horror literature & film, ecocriticism, animal studies, feminist theory, contemporary American literature.
19th, 20th, 21st century literatures; global studies; modernism and modernity studies; colonial/postcolonial/Empire studies; the novel; film, media, new media studies; critical and political theory; aesthetics and philosophy; queer and feminist theory; visual culture; the Global South; critical geography; Global Wests, American West; eco-critical studies and activism; precarity, labor, poverty, class; mass culture, TV studies; classics; the epic; Irish literature and culture; contemporary global fiction; science; mysticism.
I am a political theorist and historian of political thought and currently a Lecturer in American Studies, Political Science, and Women’s & Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. Beginning in the fall of 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor with the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. In 2017-2018, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Vanderbilt Department of Political Science. I was previously the Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies at Brown University’s Pembroke Center for 2016-2017, where I taught in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. I have previously been a visiting assistant professor with the Whitman College Department of Politics and a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Political Science. I received my PhD in from the UCLA Department of Political Science in 2014. My research combines the history of political thought and political theory, with an emphasis on race and gender in 17th/18th century political thought; emotions and politics; and contemporary feminist theory.
Professor Maryanne Dever is joint Editor-in-Chief (with Lisa Adkins) of the journal Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She is an Associate Dean in Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. She was previously Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research at Monash University and President of the Australian Women’s & Gender Studies Association (AWGSA). She has held posts at the University of Sydney and the University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting posts at McGill University, University College London and the University of Tampere. Her research interests encompass feminist literary & cultural studies and critical archival studies. Her current research is on the status of archived paper with the advent of digital technologies. This will appear in the book Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (forthcoming 2019). She co-edited a special issue of Archives and Manuscripts on ‘Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital’ (2014) and one on ‘Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research’ for Australian Feminist Studies (2017) which has since appeared as an edited book with Routledge.