Isiah Lavender III
Sterling-Goodman Professor of English
Isiah Lavender III is the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at the University of Georgia, where he researches and teaches courses in African American literature and science fiction. He is the author/editor of seven books, including Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement (2019), the interview collection Conversations with Nalo Hopkinson (2023), and the co-authored Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms (2023). His current book project, Critical Race Theory and Science Fiction, is now under review. Likewise, he is attempting to start a university press book series entitled Otherhoods. Finally, he edits for Extrapolation—the oldest science fiction academic journal—as one of its six editors.