Doctoral Candidate, Emory University
Amy S. Li is currently an English Ph.D. student (ABD) at Emory University. Her primary research focus is on representations of embodiment in science fiction. She graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and a minor in Music.
Her research interests include science fiction literature and media, with a particular focus on gender, feminism, disability, and embodiment (e.g. the portrayal of female bodies and representation of prosthetics in cyberpunk literature). Her dissertation project analyzes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), episodes from the television shows Orphan Black (2013-2017) and Black Mirror (2011-present), the cyberpunk short stories of William Gibson, and hit films ExMachina (2014) and Get Out (2017). She is currently teaching a literature course (Spring 2019) entitled Major Authors – “Shelley, Atwood, Le Guin” (ENG 210W – Major Authors).