Alexis Lothian researches and teaches at the intersections of gender studies, digital media, speculative fiction, and queer theory. She is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Core Faculty in the Program in Design Cultures and Creativity at University of Maryland College Park. Her book Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility is forthcoming from NYU Press in 2018. She also works on digital artistic forms used within fan communities to engage critical readings of media texts and to participate in social justice activism. Her work has been published in venues that include International Journal of Cultural Studies, Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, Social Text Periscope, Poetics Today, Extrapolation, and the feminist science fiction publisher Aqueduct Press. She was a founding member of the editorial team of the open access fan studies journal Transformative Works and Cultures and has edited two special issues of Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology on feminist science fiction. More about her work can be found at queergeektheory.org.