Lisa Swanstrom is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Her research and teaching interests include science fiction, natural history, and media theory. Before joining the English Department at FAU, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Umeå University’s HUMlab in northern Sweden (2010), as well as the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the Digital Humanities in the English Department at Brandeis University in Massachusetts (2008-2009). She completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in June 2008 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her first book--Animal, Vegetable, Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics--is under contract with the University of Alabama Press.