Feminism + Sci Fi Forum

The Feminism + SciFi Forum (F+SFF) reflects the coming together of the missions of the Emily Taylor Center and our co-sponsor the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which are to challenge the status quo by practicing intersectional trans-inclusive feminism as a route to gender equity and to “save the world through science fiction,” respectively. The purpose of our F+SFF is to use the popular genres of speculative and science fiction to explore the ways gender and sexism – as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression – operate at an individual, interpersonal, and societal level. Using speculative and science fiction, participants will analyze social issues using an intersectional feminist perspective and collectively imagine alternatives to our unjust world. Participants will practice facilitation, critical thinking, and respectful discussion skills. In addition, by reading works written by women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, we encourage the Gunn Center to integrate voices and perspectives that are marginalized within the genre, on our campus, and in our larger society into their existing offerings.

Monday, September 9th, 6 - 8:30 pm


See You Yesterday 

KU Memorial Union, Pine Room


Monday, September 23rd, 6 - 7:30 pm


Salt Fish Girl 

Jayhawk Ink Lounge

KU Memorial Union, KU Bookstore


Monday, November 4th, 6 - 8 pm


Black Mirror, S:4, E:1, “U.S.S. Callister”

Masculinities Month

KU Memorial Union, Divine Nine Room


Monday, November 18th, 6 - 8 pm


Black Mirror, S:5 E:1, “Striking Vipers”

Masculinities Month

KU Memorial Union, Pine Room


Our co-sponsor, the KU BOOKSTORE, will have copies of Salt Fish Girl in stock and available for purchase at a 20% discount for those with a valid KU ID.



This online community is for people interested in exploring the connections between science fiction and feminism. This group is associated with the KU Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Feminism + Sci Fi Forum. In this forum, we analyze and discuss science fiction using an intersectional feminist perspective. The group is co-organized by KU staff member Desiree Neyens and ETC Assistant Director Megan Williams.


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