Dagmar Van Engen is a literary and gender studies scholar whose research explores gender-nonconformity in speculative fiction, biology writing, and internet cultures. Dagmar’s book project, Tentacular Sex: Gender, Race, and Science in American Speculative Fiction, traces a genealogy of nonbinary genders in American culture across scientific and literary representations of invertebrate animal life. Their research and teaching interests include multiethnic American literatures, transgender studies, disability, science fiction film and television, animal studies, and the teaching of writing.
Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 2018
M.A. English, Boston College, 2012
B.A. English, Northwestern University, 2008