Taryne Taylor by Qetza (2022)
Taryne Jade Taylor
Dr. Taryne Jade Taylor is an Advanced Assistant Professor of Science Fiction at Florida Atlantic University. She earned her PhD from the University of Iowa with a graduate certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Taylor is a double-owl, having earned both her BA and MA in English from FAU. Her research focuses on the politics of representation in speculative fiction, particularly feminist science fiction and diasporic Latinx Futurisms. She firmly believes science fiction and fantasy build paths to a better, inclusive future, which is why her research focuses on diversity, inclusion, and justice as presented in the secondary worlds of the fantastic. Dr. Taylor is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook to CoFuturisms with Grace L. Dillon, Isiah Lavender III, and Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. This 375,000-word scholarly collection is the first comprehensive survey of the field. She is currently working on her monograph The Future is Decolonial: Defining Latinx Futurisms. Dr. Taylor has published in such journals as Science Fiction Studies, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Paradoxa, Label Me Latina/o, and Mythlore. She is an associate editor for The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, co-founding editor of the Routledge book series Studies in Global Genre Fiction, and a juror for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. With Isiah Lavender III, Dr. Taylor worked to establish the BIPOC Caucus of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.
For more on Professor Taylor, please visit her website, tarynejadetaylor.com.