Lisa Yaszek

Professor and Faculty Coordinator SciFi@Tech
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Lisa Yaszek is Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, where she explores science fiction as a global language crossing centuries, continents, and cultures. Yaszek’s books include Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s Science Fiction (Ohio State, 2008); Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction (Wesleyan 2016); and The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women (Library of America, 2018). Her ideas have been featured in The Washington Post, Food and Wine Magazine, and USA Today, and she has appeared on GPB, the Geeks and Beats Podcast, and in the AMC miniseries, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. A past president of the Science Fiction Research Association, Yaszek currently serves as a juror for the John W. Campbell and Eugie Foster Science Fiction Awards.

Research Interests:

Science Fiction as a global language; the recovery and discovery of lost voices in science fiction; science, technology, and science fiction; gender, science, and science fiction; race, science, and science fiction.

News/Press Releases:

Featured Guest Expert, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. American Movie Classics, May 2018 (featured in all six episodes).My most recent book, The Future is Female! received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which is the tastemaking institution for booksellers including and


“The Future is Feminine; Science Fiction and Women with Lisa Yaszek.” The Rob Kall Bottom Up Show, October 18, 2018

“Q&A with Georgia Tech’s Lisa Yaszek on Why ‘The Future is Female.’” ArtsATL, October 4, 2018

“’The Future is Female’: Exploring Women’s Contributions to Science Fiction.” On Second Thought. Georgia Public Broadcasting, October 2, 

“The Future is Female! An Interview with Lisa Yaszek.” Women Write about Comics, September 24, 2018

“We Get the History of Women in Science Fiction Thoroughly Wrong.” Library of America, September 7, 2018

“How Lisa Yaszek and Georgia Tech are Promoting Women and PoC in Science Fiction.” Medium: The Adjacent Possible, August 31, 2018 

“The Sci Fi Future is Female.” Geeks and Beats, July 18, 2018

“Science Fiction and Society with Lisa Yaszek.” Radio Labyrinth, July 13, 2018

“James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.” City Lights with Lois Reitzes, May 25, 2018

“Georgia Tech Professor Demystifies the Draw of Science Fiction.” On Second Thought. Georgia Public Broadcasting, May 14, 2018

“Georgia Tech Prof: Looking for the Science in Sci Fi.” Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 10, 2018.

“How Science Fiction Films Like Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time Embrace Femininity.” The Washington Post, March 9, 2018.

“Sci Fi Flops.” Geeks and Beats, March 7, 2018.

“Why Smart Sci Fi Struggles.” USA Today, February 20, 2018.

“It’s Alive! Black Mirror and TV’s New Golden Age of Science Fiction.” BookTrib, February 26, 2018.

“Women React to Star Wars:The Last Jedi.” MF Galaxy, January 12, 2018.

“Ciencia Ficcion Feminista: El Gran Momento.” Yo Dona: El Mondo. January 6, 2018