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Rebecca Holden

Rebecca J. Holden is a fan and scholar of feminist science fiction. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been teaching in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2008.  She has published essays and reviews on various science fiction writers and books in Foundation, Science Fiction Studies, Women of Other Worlds: Excursions through Science Fiction and Feminism and Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler.  Holden has served as a reviewer for Extrapolation, African American Review, and the Masters of Science Fiction series from the University of Illinois Press. With Nisi Shawl, Holden co-edited and contributed to Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler (2013). She also edited a collection of pieces on WisCon, a feminist science fiction convention, titled Regenerating WisCon (2014). In 2014, Holden co-chaired the annual SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association) conference.