Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor 2019-22


Anastasia Klimchynskaya’s research brings together literary theory, sociology, and neuroscience to study how storytelling and narrative shape what (we believe) we know about the world. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on the way science fiction emerged as a literary form in the nineteenth century to express a new social and technoscientific paradigm. Her book project extends this work into the twenty-first century, using the two periods as foils for each other to examine how our fictions shape the innovation, use, and understanding of technoscientific advancements – and, in turn, how these advancements shape the very form of the stories we tell.

Courses Taught


    19th Century Science and the Emergence of Science Fiction

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    “DATA: History and Knowledge” Teaser with Dr. Campolo and Dr. Klimchynskaya

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