My SSHRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship research extends literacy practices to include the reading and writing of speculative fiction with youth. 

Specifically, I am generating a comprehensive annotated bibliography and literature review of speculative fiction for use in secondary schools. While many speculative fiction authors envision new worlds and technologies, as a major component of my study I am crucially focusing on Indigenous, Chicano/a/x, and Afro-futurist speculative writings, as well as feminist and queer speculative writings that have been historically marginalized in the secondary school English curriculum.

I am also conducting an empirical in-school research project focusing on how youth read and write speculative fictions in order to enact, represent, and ask questions about issues related to race, gender, technology, and settler-colonialism.