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Alexia Clarke

Presenting “Value and the Soul: Acceleration and Futurism in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower

Alexia Clarke
is lover of all things fantastic.  From early childhood, she has been enthralled by the worlds and words of science fiction and fantasy authors.  Her work has focused on public health policy and advocacy for issues from childhood obesity to HIV prevention and much of her approach has been shaped by authors like Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin and Frank Herbert.  She has a BA from Smith College, MPH from Drexel University and is currently a doctoral student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  In her spare time, she reads, plays and gardens with her two children and partner in South Jersey.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 1

12:00pm PDT