Christopher Benjamin Menadue

PhD Candidate, Literature and Society, James Cook University

Currently a PhD student and lecturer at James Cook University. My thesis subject is how science fiction provides a lens through which to focus on cultural interests and concerns, including how science fiction enables research to engage with the public. My focus is on popular science fiction content - primarily found in magazines - from the 1920s onwards. I apply quantitative methods to the extraction and analysis of text using computer based tools, for further qualitative and quantitative interpretation. He also writes science fiction, which is published on Amazon for Kindle.


  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, James Cook University
  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 2012–2015
    Research Business Manager, James Cook University


  • 2008 
    Plymouth University, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 2002 
    Open University UK, Masters in Business Administration
  • 1992 
    Cambridge University UK, Masters
  • 1990 
    Cambridge University UK, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2017
    Human Culture and Science Fiction: A review of the literature 1980-2016, SAGE Open
  • 2017
    Trysts Tropiques: the torrid jungles of science fiction, eTropic

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    APA Scholarship
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Commonwealth of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The British Psychological Society

Research Areas

  • Stylistics And Textual Analysis (200526)
  • Language, Communication And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified (209999)
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • British And Irish Literature (200503)
  • North American Literature (200506)