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Lavender, Isiah, III

(?   -    ) US academic, currently associate Professor of English at Louisiana State University, where he researches and lectures on African American Studies and Science Fiction. From 2004 onwards he has contributed articles and reviews to such journals as Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies; his first book was Race in American Science Fiction (2011). Since then he has edited two academic studies of the uses and abuses of Race in SF [see Checklist below], while in his essay collection Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement (2019) he discusses Afrofuturism as a method to explore the interconnections between Technology and race. [RR]

Isiah Lavender III




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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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