Leslie Fernandez

My research areas are Asian-American Literature, Science-Fiction, Postcolonial Theory and Posthumanism.
While still in its early stages, my research interest is primarily concerned with Techno-Orientalism. Specifically how the West conceives of the East through a technological lens and how this, in turn, has affected how the East (mis)understands itself. I am also interested in exploring the question of post-human ethics and the history of robot/android/AI depictions in relation to historical descriptors of Asian bodies.
BA in English at St John’s University.