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Dr Chris Pak

Dr Chris Pak

Lecturer, English Literature

Email address

Office - 106A
First Floor
Digital Technium
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


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.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Science Fiction and Popular Culture
  • Speculative / Fantastic Fiction
  • Science and Literature
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Medical Humanities
  • Human-Animal Studies
  • Utopia