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Saturday, September 2 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
I, the Alien; or the Alien as Self

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Sci fi narratives are often seen as an excellent place to explore foreign entities and species. It is also a unique tool to explain the alien as self. This panel will explore the usage of alien narratives to represent the alienated self as a representation of people who have been pushed aside, ignored, or rendered invisible. This panel asks: How do sci fi narratives give voice to populations and individuals who are seen as alien or other?

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Kiini Ibura

Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work is rooted in speculative events, women's perspectives, and artistic freedom. Her fiction has been published in such anthologies as Dark Matter, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Black Silk, and Dark Eros... Read More →

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Thaddeus Howze

Attendee, Krypton Radio
Thaddeus Howze is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster and activist creating speculative fiction, scientific, political and cultural commentary from his office in Hayward, California. Thaddeus works as a writer and editor for two magazines, the Good Men Project, a men's magazine... Read More →
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De Witt Douglas Kilgore

De Witt Douglas Kilgore is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University.  He is the author of Astrofuturism: Science, Race and Visions of Utopia in Space (2003).  His recent work includes, “This Time for Africa!: Afrofuturism as Alternate (American... Read More →
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Jennifer Lobasz

Jennifer K. Lobasz is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, with a joint appointment in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Lobasz's research and teaching interests include feminist international... Read More →
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Sheree Renée Thomas

Editor: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Sheree Renée Thomas, a 2022 Hugo Award Finalist, is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and Mississippi Delta conjure. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, May 2020) is her fir... Read More →

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Jandy Hanna

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Division at WVSOM. Her PhD is in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and she currently teaches medical gross anatomy and studies the biomechanics of locomotion. Her Masters is in bioethics, in which... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm PDT
Wilson BC (190)