Elizabeth Lundberg is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Iowa, where she specializes in post-WW2 American literature, science fiction, and affect theory. Her dissertation, “Reading Ruptures: Queering Empathy and Literatures of Bodily Permeability,” explores how bodily, gender, and textual boundaries come undone through reading as a form and expression of empathy. Her book reviews can be found in Science Fiction Studies, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and her digital scholarship can be found at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/. She has articles forthcoming in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and Deletion: The Open Access Online Forum in Science Fiction Studies.
She is a HASTAC Scholar, an editor of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and a representative to the Executive Board of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. She has taught composition, rhetoric, and literature for seven years, and holds an M.A. from Rhode Island College and a B.A. from New York University.