Dr. Kara Kennedy is a scholar of English, literature, science fiction, digital humanities, digital literacy, and women’s studies, with a BA, MA, and PhD in English. Her primary research focus is Frank Herbert’s Dune series; her doctoral research analyzed the representation of the women of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and their degree of agency throughout the six-book series, and other research has examined the role of names (onomastics) and the spice as well as world-building techniques. Another key research interest is digital humanities and digital literacy, along with the gender gap in STEM.

Email: dunescholar [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter: @DuneScholar
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