From left to right: Andre Carrington, John Jennings, Nalo Hopkinson, and Sherryl Vint, UC Riverside professors
May 21, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, the UCR Library will broadcast the next in its series, Faculty Profiles in Research, Art and Innovation.

The panel discussion, “Scholars of Future-Past(s): Speculative Fictions, Pedagogy, and the Critical Archive,” will explore afrofuturism and expanding the conversation regarding using comics and graphic novels as an effective medium to communicate their research, as well as exploring traditions of speculative thought.

The four panelists are UC Riverside professors from the Science Fiction research cluster at UC Riverside: Nalo Hopkinson, John Jennings, Andre Carrington, and Sherryl Vint. Their conversation will explore the intersections among speculative fiction, science and technology studies (STS), afrofuturism, and traditions of speculative thought, including the panelists’ current research projects.

Join us on June 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for this panel discussion about how Science Fiction research is helping us come to terms with the past and shape the future. Please RSVP to save your seat, as space is limited.

The Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science (SFCS) program offers a Designated Emphasis at the PhD level and an undergraduate minor.

Those interested in supporting the series, Faculty Profiles in Research, Art, and Innovation, are encouraged to contact Jernine McBride, the Associate Director of Development for the UCR Library.