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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 29, 2014
 
 
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Dr. Andrea Austin

Associate Professor and Undergrad. Advisor: English

Contact Information
Email: aaustin@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3773

Office Location: 3-110 DAWB
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00
Academic Background
  • PhD (Queen's)
  • MA (Queen's)
  • BA Queen's)
Biography

Research Interests:

  • cybercultures; cyberpunk 
  • popular culture
  • aesthetics theory 
  • history of science and technology
Additional Information
Dr. Austin teaches cyberculture and popular culture in the English and Film Studies department.  She has published on science fiction, cyberpunk, aesthetics theory and simulation, video games, and the history of science and technology.   Recently, she completed a Visiting Scholar term at the University of Edinburgh, where she was researching the topic of human cloning in science fiction films.   Her latest publications are on the 2012 phenomenon (2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse, J. Gelfer, ed., Equinox, 2011) and on William Gibson's zombies (Generation Zombie: The Living Dead in Popular Culture, S. Boluk and W. Lenze, eds., MacFarland, 2011).