Zita Hüsing

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Director of Writing & Communication

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Overview

Personal Pronouns:
(she/her/hers)

My primary area of research is twentieth and twenty-first century American literature with a focus on Science Fiction and critical interests in the Posthuman, Critical Race Theory, Disability Studies and Women and Gender studies. For instance, I published widely on topics such as materiality in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, transhuman bodies, (dis)ability and de/colonialization in Nisi Shawl’s Everfair, the posthuman in HBO’s Westworld, dystopian technology in Netflix’s Black Mirror, and the biopolitical control of (post)human bodies in Minster Faust’s War and Mir in journals such as Fantastika Journal, Femspec, Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the SFRA Review.

 

Education:
  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., North American Studies, University of Bonn
  • M.A., English Language and Literatures, University of Bonn
  • B.A. English Studies, University of Bonn
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Fall 2022 CIOS Honor Roll
  • Summer Research Grant, ‘Life Beyond Earth: Bridging Science Fiction and the Ethics of Astrobiology with Interdisciplinary Digital Resources.’
Areas of
Expertise:
  • American Studies (20th And 21st Century)
  • Media And Film Studies
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Science Fiction

Interests

Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
Geographic
Focuses:
  • United States
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Cinema Studies
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Disability
  • Literary Theory
  • Science and Technology
  • Science Fiction
  • Technology
  • Television Studies

Courses

  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication

Recent Publications

Chapters

Internet Publications