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Lecturer in English Literature, Swansea University

Chris Pak specialises in the study of Science Fiction and was an Arthur C. Clarke award judge from 2018-2020.

He obtained a BA in English Language and Literature, an MA in Science Fiction Studies and a PhD at The University of Liverpool’s Department of English. His first postdoctoral appointment was as a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded Corpus Linguistics project, “‘People’, ‘Products’, ‘Pests’ and ‘Pets: The Discursive Representation of Animals’” (Lancaster University), his second on the Volkswagen-funded Digital Humanities project, “Modelling Between Digital and Humanities: Thinking in Practice” (King’s Digital Lab).

He is the author of Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction (Liverpool University Press, 2016), a contribution to the Environmental Humanities, Utopian Studies and Postcolonialism that analyses how transformations to environments in science fiction interrogate the global politics of climate change and the Anthropocene.


  • –present
    Lecturer in English Literature, Swansea University