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About the SFRA

Our Mission

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and fantasy literature and film. Founded in 1970, the SFRA was organized to:

Improve classroom teaching,

Encourage and assist scholarship, and

Evaluate and publicize new books and magazines dealing with fantastic literature and film, teaching methods and materials, and allied media performances.

Among the membership are people from many countries — students, teachers, professors, librarians, futurologists, readers, authors, booksellers, editors, publishers, archivists, and scholars in many disciplines. Academic affiliation is not a requirement for membership.

This website provides information to prospective members, current members, and the general public, including membership information, calls for papers, notable achievements in the field, schedules for upcoming conferences, and other relevant announcements. It also contains an online archive of the SFRA Review, as well as other documents and materials related to the association.

Statement

As an international organization, we are watching developing policies and practices regarding travel between nations. We want to assure our members that, as always, we value diversity, equality, and inclusion. We are an international community of scholars and writers, and we will continue to support all those who believe in the free exchange of ideas. If you have concerns about your personal status, please contact the board with details.

Election Results

  • Ida Yoshinaga has been elected vice president of SFRA for 2022-24.
  • Jessica FitzPatrick has been elected Treasurer for 2022-24.
  • The proposed changes to the bylaws were approved almost unanimously.

Thank you to all who ran and thank you to all who voted, and thank you to Keren Omry for administering the election.

SFRA Executive Committee

Elected Officers of the Association

President
Gerry Canavan
gerry.canavan@marquette.edu

Secretary
Sean Guynes
guynesse@msu.edu

Immediate Past President
Keren Omry
komry@research.haifa.ac.il

Vice President
Ida Yoshinaga
ida@hawaii.edu

Treasurer
Jess Fitzpatrick
fitzyjess@gmail.com

SFRA Staff

SFRA Review Editor
Sean Guynes
guynesse@msu.edu

SFRA Webmaster
Carma Spence
SFRAwebmaster@gmail.com

Join fellow scholars, educators, librarians, editors, authors, publishers, archivists, and artists from across the globe in the SFRA.