Baker, Rebecca

Rebecca Baker is an English PhD student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, pursuing her doctoral degree with dual emphases in Cognitive Science and Information, Technology, and Society. She is broadly interested in cultural constructions of scientific discourses – including science fiction – with a focus on space travel/colonization, speculative world building, and the alien. Her work is situated at the intersections of Science and Technology Studies, Cognitive Studies, the Digital Humanities, and Ecocriticism, with an emphasis on decolonial politics, marginal voices, and the biological/technological turn in our cultural understanding of the human.

Rebecca’s work is currently centered on popular and science fictional representations of Mars and Martian colonization, spanning from early 20th century speculative science fiction to futurologist projections into and beyond the current era

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2432 T

Office Hours: 

Fall 2019 - Please email for appointment.

FAX: 

(805) 893-4622

Email: 

rrbaker@umail.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580

Fields/Affiliations: 

Literature and the Environment
Literature and the Mind
Transcriptions: The Culture of Information
Cognitive Science Program
American Literature
Literature and Technology