Faculty Achievement: Dr. Kristen Lillvis


Dr. Kristen Lillvis, associate professor of English, has published her new book, titled Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination.

A summary by the publisher, University of Georgia Press, states, “Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination examines the future-oriented visions of black subjectivity in works by contemporary black women writers, filmmakers, and musicians, including Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Julie Dash, and Janelle Monáe. In this innovative study, Lillvis supplements historically situated conceptions of blackness with imaginative projections of black futures. This theoretical approach allows her to acknowledge the importance of history without positing a purely historical origin for black identities.”

Further information is available on the publisher’s website and on Amazon.com.