Rachel Haywood

Associate Professor of Spanish



Area of expertise: Latin American science fiction

Topics of interest: composition and conversation through culture, Latin American literature and culture, textual and media analysis


Rachel Haywood (Ph. D. in Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University). Professor Haywood's scholarship on Latin American science fiction crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries between Hispanists and Brazilianists and between literary and cultural studies. Her book, The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press 2011), examines the sf produced in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico during the extended nineteenth century. Her current work focuses on the writing, publishing, and reception of science fiction in Latin America during the space race era.

Professor Haywood is a co-editor of the journal Extrapolation and of the book series Studies in Global Science Fiction for Palgrave Macmillan for Palgrave Macmillan, and she serves on the editorial boards of the journals Science Fiction Studies, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and Alambique: Revista Académica de Ciencia-Ficción y Fantasía / Jornal Académico de Ficção Científica e Fantasia; she is subeditor for Latin American and Iberian science fiction for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.