Phoenix Alexander

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Education: 
Queen Mary, University of London, M.A. English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age (2012 – 2013, Distinction awarded); B.A. English Literature (2009 – 2012, First Class Honours); Central Saint Martins, London, UK; B.A. Fashion Design with Print
Research Interests: 
US Antebellum Literature, 20th-21st Century African American Literature, Black Feminist Studies, Queer of Color critique, Queer theory, Histories of Science and Medicine, Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, Archival Theory

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My dissertation, “Voices with Vision: Writing Black Feminist Futures in Twentieth Century African America,” traces a genealogy of science fiction alongside key developments in the history of science and medicine in the US. I am interested in the visionary political possibilities of science fiction - particularly for  queer communities, communities of color, and other historically marginalized people often excluded from narratives of futurity.

Publications

“Octavia E. Butler and Black Women’s Archives at the End of the World,” Journal of Science Fiction Studies (forthcoming March 2019) 
 
“The Beast of Bradhurst Avenue’,” by George S. Schuyler (book review), The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 
 
“Light Ahead for the Negro” by Edward S. Johnson (book review), The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
 
“Spectacles of Dystopia: Lauren Beukes and the Geopolitics of Digital Space,” Safundi: the Journal of South African and American Studies