Sean Matharoo is a Ph.D. candidate of Comparative Literature at University of California, Riverside, where he studies Anglophone, Arabic, and Francophone speculative media in the contexts of the environmental humanities, memory studies, and postcolonial theory, with a particular focus on ethics, ontology, poetics, and trauma. As part of a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, he is writing his dissertation in the English Literature section of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, working with Dr. Stef Craps and other members of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. He is also a noise artist whose collaborative and transdisciplinary practice may be understood to challenge colonial-imperial divisions and modes of thinking. He has published an article, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and interviews in Horror Studies, Science Fiction Studies, the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Science Fiction Film and Television, The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, Horror Literature through History, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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