Service and Other Related Work

Conferences and Events Organized

#transformDH: Transformative Digital Humanities Conference and THATCamp. transformdh.org. University of Maryland College Park, October 2-3, 2015. Organizer.

DC Queer Studies Symposium: Queer Speculations. University of Maryland College Park, April 17, 2015. Co-organizer and chair of selection committee.

LGBT Studies Lecture Series: Queer Speculations. University of Maryland College Park, Spring 2015. Co-organizer.

Academic Programming, WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention. Co-chair of academic track at annual event, beginning 2015. wiscon.net/academic

Getting Excessive: Culture and Excess. Conference sponsored by the Association of English Graduate Students, University of Southern California. 28-29 March, 2008. Co-chair.

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Service to the University

Member of Advisory Board, Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Humanities / Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland College Park. 2015-2017.

Search Committee Member (Department Chair search), University of Maryland College Park. 2015-16.

Undergraduate Committee, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland College Park. 2014-15.

Selection Committee, American Association of University Women Scholarships, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

Associated Faculty, Center for Digital Humanities and Culture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14.

Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14

Film and Media Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14.

Mentor to New Teaching Assistants, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2013-14.

Contributor, Cross-Disciplinary Digital Humanities Cluster Hiring Proposal. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

Mentor to Incoming USC English Graduate Students. 2010; 2011.

Graduate Student Member of 2010 PhD Admissions Committee. English Department, University of Southern California.

Committee Member, Association of English Graduate Students. University of Southern California. 2007-8.

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Service to the Profession

Member, MLA Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature Discussion Group, 2014-2017.

Member, FemBot Collective, 2013-present.

Member of Editorial Board, Transformative Works and Cultures. journal.transformativeworks.org

Symposium Editor and Member of Editorial Team, Transformative Works and Cultures. Open access online peer-reviewed online journal: http://journal.transformativeworks.org. 2008-2014.

Member of Editorial Team. Studies in Social and Political Thought. University of Sussex. 2003-5.

Professional Memberships: American Studies Association; Modern Language Association; National Women’s Studies Association; Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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Service to the Community

Creator and Chair of Selection Committee, Tiptree Fellowships. http://tiptree.org/about-the-award/tiptree-fellowships

Member of Anti-Abuse Committee, WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention. 2015.

Member of Tiptree Motherboard. Nominated to the 8-person governing committee that organizes the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award, and other programs promoting feminist speculative fiction. 2012-present.

Jury Member, 2009 James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award. Established in 1991, the Tiptree Award honors fiction that expands and challenges ideas about gender.

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Other Relevant Employment

Research Assistant to Professor Tania Modleski. University of Southern California. 2006-7.

Editor, thexperience Magazine Issue 3. University of Luton/Axon Publishing, London. 2006. Edited magazine for undergraduate applicants to the University of Luton.

Support Worker. University of Sussex. 2003-5. Provided academic and social support for students with disabilities.

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