Alexis Lothian

Alexis Lothian researches and teaches at the intersections of cultural studies, digital media, speculative fiction, and queer theory. She is currently finishing a book manuscript, Deviant Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Time, that explores alternative futures dreamed up by feminists, queers, and people of color in 20th- and 21st-century Britain and America––from feminist utopians to video remixers––in order to inquire into historical and political narratives that the seemingly transparent terminology of “the future” has obscured. She also works on new artistic forms that are emerging from fan communities, particularly digital remix video (vidding), especially as these forms engage critical readings of media texts and are used to participate in social justice activism, and she is developing a second book project––provisionally titled Queer Geek Politics: Fandom, Social Justice, and Transmedia Cultures of Radical Critique on this subject.

Articles by Alexis Lothian

Introduction: Science Fiction and the Feminist Present

November 3rd, 2013