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Jennifer Rhee

Associate Professor
Director of MA
(804) 827-8332
Hibbs Hall 332


BA Princeton University
PhD Duke University

Research, Teaching, and Advising Focus

feminist science and technology studies; literature and science; media studies; critical humanities analyses of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies; digital art; speculative fiction



The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2018)


Co-editor, The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science. Edited by The Triangle Collective (Palgrave Press, 2020)


Selected Articles, Book Chapters, and Edited Projects

(in press) "'A really weird and disturbing erasure of history': The Human, Futurity, and Facial Recognition Technology," My Computer Was a Computer, edited by David Cecchetto (Noxious Sector Press)

"Anthropomorphic Attachments," Chimeras: Inventory of Synthetic Cognition. Edited by Anna Engelhardt and Ilan Manouach (Onassis Publications, 2021).

Co-author, "Introduction," in The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science. Edited by The Triangle Collective (Palgrave Press, 2020), pp. 1-25.

"Finance Speculation, Interdeterminancy, and Unforeclosed Futures in James Tiptree, Jr's 'The Girl Who Was Plugged In,'" Science Fiction Studies, vol. 46, no. 3 , 2019, pp. 449-469.

Editor, special forum on automation, ASAP/Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019.

“Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance in Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, vol. 50, no. 2, 2017, pp. 133–147.

“Adam Harvey’s Anti-Drone Wear, in Three Sites of Opacity.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 31, no. 2, 2016, pp. 174–85.

“The Materialities of Big Data.” Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future. Edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel A. Barber. (Routledge, 2016), pp. 90–99.

“Beyond the Uncanny Valley: Masahiro Mori and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Configurations, vol. 21, no. 3, 2013, pp. 301–29.

“Misidentification’s Promise: The Turing Test in Weizenbaum, Powers, and Short,” Postmodern Culture, vol. 20, no. 3, 2010. Online. 

Recent Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2019-20


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