Rob Latham, Professor
Personal website: http://faculty.ucr.edu/~robertla/
Rob Latham (B.A. in English and Philosophy, University of Florida, 1988; Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 1995) teaches contemporary American and British literature, Cultural Studies, and Science Fiction. He is a senior editor of the journal Science Fiction Studies, and has been since 1997, and is also a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
He is the author of Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption (Chicago, 2002), which is a study of contemporary consumer youth culture and its relationship to technological systems and discourses. He has co-edited a teaching anthology, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, and is currently completing a book on New Wave science fiction of the 1960s and '70s, that focuses on its connections to counterculture movements and debates of the period.
He hosts an annual symposium on science fiction at UCR, co-sponsored by the journal Science Fiction Studies, and directs a bi-annual conference in coordination with the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature in the UCR library.