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Dominic Alessio

Associate Professor at Richmond The American International University in London.

A former Canadian Commonwealth Scholar to New Zealand, his research within New Zealand Studies focuses on late nineteenth/early twentieth century science fiction and utopian literature, gender, visual culture and tourism. His publications on these topics have appeared in Women's History Review, Foundation, The Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies, ARIEL, and the Journal of New Zealand Literature. He is Vice-Chair of the New Zealand Studies Association, a member of the Advisory Board for the CNZS Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, and was recently appointed Visiting Research Fellow in the Division of Media, English and Culture, School of the Arts, at the University of Northampton (2006-2009). His book on early New Zealand science fiction was published with the University of Nebraska Press in 2008, and he is currently working on another book looking at utopianism and national identity in New Zealand.