Alexis Lothian grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and has lived in Edinburgh, London, Brighton, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and most recently Pittsburgh. Feminist and queer science fictions have shaped her world for as long as she can remember, and she used her PhD dissertation to explore the complicated histories of speculative politics, from the eugenic imaginaries of early feminist utopias, to Octavia Butler's depictions of race and reproduction, to feminist viewers' reinterpretations of science fiction television. Since the mid-2000s Alexis has been involved in online fandom, and she is fascinated by the ways feminist political movements and theories play out in transformative fan works and in the conflicts and conversations of fan communities. Her academic and fannish interests come together at the feminist sf convention WisCon, and in 2012 she edited Aqueduct's sixth volume of the WisCon Chronicles, subtitled Futures of Feminism and Fandom, with a focus on the relationships between mediated communication and the intersections between gender, race, sexuality, and disability. Alexis maintains a mostly-academic blog at http://queergeektheory.org, and tweets frequently at @alothian.