Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. New York, NY: NYU Press, 2018.

Editor, Futures of Feminism and Fandom: The WisCon Chronicles Volume 6. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, May 2012.


Journal Articles

“From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom.” Special Issue: Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities. American Quarterly 70: 3 (2018). 371-393. Peer reviewed.

“Choose Not To Warn: Trigger Warnings and Content Notes from Fan Culture to Feminist Pedagogy.” Forum: Trigger Warnings in the Classroom. Feminist Studies 42.3. 2016. 743-756. Peer reviewed.

“A Speculative History of No Future: Feminist Negativity and the Queer Dystopian Impulses of Katharine Burdekin’s Swastika Night.” Poetics Today 37.3 (2016).

“Sense8 and Utopian Connectivity.” Utopia Symposium. Science Fiction Fiction Film and Television 9.1. 2016. 93-95. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

“A Different Kind of Love Song: Vidding Fandom’s Undercommons.” Cinema Journal In Focus: Feminism and Fan Labor. Ed. Kristina Busse. 54.3, 2015. 138-145. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

Alexis Lothian and Amanda Phillips. “Can Digital Humanities Mean Transformative Critique?” Journal of e-Media Studies special issue on “Computational Cultures After the Cloud.” 3.1 (2013). Peer reviewed.

“Archival Anarchies: Online Fandom, Subcultural Conservation, and the Transformative Work of Digital Ephemera.” International Journal of Cultural Studies. 16 (6). October 2013. 541-556. Online version September 2012.

“Marked Bodies, Transformative Scholarship, and the Question of Theory in Digital Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1.1. March 2012. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

Speculating Queerer Worlds.” Social Text Periscope: Speculative Life. January 2012. Editorially reviewed.

Kristina Busse and Alexis Lothian. “Scholarly Critiques and Critiques of Scholarship: the Uses of Remix Video.” Camera Obscura 77. September 2011. 139-146. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

“An Archive of One’s Own: Subcultural Creativity and the Politics of Conservation.” Transformative Works and Cultures 6. 2011. Editorially reviewed.

“Living in a Den of Thieves: Fan Video and Digital Challenges to Ownership.” Cinema Journal 48.4, Summer 2009. 130-136. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

Alexis Lothian, Kristina Busse and Robin Anne Reid. “Yearning Void and Infinite Potential: Online Slash Fandom as Queer Female Space.” English Language Notes 45.2, Fall/Winter 2007. Special issue on “Queer Space.” Ed. Jane Garrity. 103-112.

“Grinding Axes and Balancing Oppositions: The Transformation of Feminism in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Science Fiction.” Extrapolation 47.3, Fall/Winter 2006. 380-395.


Book Chapters

Alexis Lothian and Anna Storti, “Sexuality.” Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Online book published by the Modern Language Association. 2020. Peer reviewed invited contribution.

Francesca Coppa, Alexis Lothian, and Tisha Turk. “Vidding and Identity: A Conversation.” The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom. Edited by Suzanne Scott and Melissa Click. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. 230-240. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

Kristina Busse and Alexis Lothian, “A History of Slash Sexualities: Debating Queer Sex, Gay Politics, and Media Fan Cultures.” The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality. Ed. Feona Attwood, Danielle Egan, Brian McNair and Clarissa Smith. London: Routledge, 2018. 117-129. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

“Sex, Utopia, and the Queer Temporalities of Fannish Love.” Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. Second Edition. Ed. Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, and C. Lee Harrington. New York: NYU Press, 2017. 238-252. Peer reviewed invited contribution.

Moya Bailey, Anne Cong-Huyen, Alexis Lothian, and Amanda Phillips, Reflections on a Movement: #transformDH, Growing Up.” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. Ed. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 71-79. 2016. Peer reviewed invited contribution.

“Feminist and Queer Science Fiction in America.” The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction, ed. Eric Carl Link and Gerry Canavan. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2015. 70-82. Editorially reviewed invited contribution.

Kristina Busse and Alexis Lothian. Bending Gender: Feminist and (Trans)Gender Discourses in the Changing Bodies of Slash Fanfiction.” Internet Fiction(s). Ed. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer, and Sirpa Leppänen. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2009. 105-27. Peer reviewed.

“Utopia, Fiction and Fandom: Conflict, Community, and ‘Queer Female Space.'” The WisCon Chronicles 3: A Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction. Ed. Liz Henry. Seattle: Aqueduct Press. 2009. 189-200. Editorially reviewed.


Special Issues Edited

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology Issue 12: Radical Speculation and Ursula K. Le Guin. Open access peer reviewed journal published by the Fembot Collective. November 2017.

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology Issue 3: Feminist Science Fiction. Open access peer reviewed journal published by the Fembot Collective. November 2013.

With Jayna Brown. Social Text Periscope: Speculative Life. January 2012. Curated series of short online essays published by the peer reviewed journal Social Text.



Reviews, Introductions, Dialogues, and Other Publications

“This is a Low: Old Futures in the Age of Brexit” Remix video with commentary. Alienocene: Journal of the First Outernational. Stratum 5. 2019.

Review of Bodyminds Reimagined: Gender, Race, and (Dis)Ability in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction. Transformative Works and Cultures 29 (2019).

“A Different Kind of Love Song.” Cinema Journal Presents in Focus: Fan Labor and Feminism. In Media Res. 2015.

“A Foretaste of the Future, a Caution from the Past: New Amazonia’s Feminist Dream.” Introduction to new edition of Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett’s 1889 novel New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future. Aqueduct Press Heirloom Books series. 2014.

Kathryn Wagner and Alexis Lothian. “Access and Fandom: Disability Studies From a Feminist Science Fiction Perspective.” Review of Shattering Ableist Narratives: The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 7. Disability Studies Quarterly 34 (2). 2014.

“Participations: Dialogues on the Participatory Promise of Contemporary Culture and Politics.” Roundtable participant for “Forum” edited by Nick Couldry and Henry Jenkins. International Journal of Communication vol 8. 2014.

“Adaptation by Remix: Vidding Feminist Science Fiction.” Invited contribution to Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture. UW-Madison media studies blog. June 2012.

“Feminist Futures Out of Time: Reading Joanna Russ’s What Are We Fighting For?.” The Cascadian Subduction Zone: A Literary Quarterly. Joanna Russ Memorial Issue. August 2012. Review essay.

Review of Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon (eds.), Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction. 2008. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 23.1. 2012. 438-441.

Aca-fandom and Beyond.” Invited dialogue with Roberta Pearson, University of Nottingham, 
as part of a series on academic and fan cultures published on Henry Jenkins’s blog. August 2011.

“Pattern Recognition: a Dialogue on Racism in Fan Communities.” Moderator and transcriber for roundtable article. Transformative Works and Cultures 3. 2009.

Entries for “Samuel R. Delany” and “Queer Science Fiction.” Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Robin Anne Reid. Westport, CT: Greenwood. 2009. 83-85; 251-254

“Taxonomies of Transgression.” Review of Dunja M. Mohr, Worlds Apart: Dualism and Transgression in Contemporary Female Dystopias. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2005. Extrapolation 49.2, Summer 2008, 318-324.

“Interview with the Audre Lorde of the Rings.” Conducted and edited email interview with scholarly blog collective. Transformative Works and Cultures 1. 2008.

Queer Geek Theory. Personal academic blog maintained since January 2008.

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