Welcome to my web site. I am an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. My research and teaching interests include science fiction, natural history, and media theory.

Before joining the English Department at FAU, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at UmeĆ„ University’s HUMlab in northern Sweden (2010), as well as the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the Digital Humanities in the English Department at Brandeis University in Massachusetts (2008-2009). I completed my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in June 2008 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

You can contact me at swanstro@gmail.com

Note about content: the images that cycle on the header of this site are personal photographs, with the exception of Ward Shelley’s beautiful diagram, “History of Science Fiction,” which you can (and should!) read more about here.