ARB Editors

The ARB Editorial Collective

Laura Collier, editor

Laura Collier (she/her) is a PhD candidate, tutor, and lecturer living on Whadjuk Nyoongar land (Perth, Western Australia). Laura writes about the history of emotions, activist theory, utopian imaginaries, and how speculative fiction narratives by womxn imagine a future for humanity. Laura has given a number of public lectures and published work in both creative and academic spaces, and is passionate about the development of new opportunities within, and external to, the academy.

Commission interests: science fiction, fantasy, and folklore, esp. utopias and dystopias, post/apocalypses, medievalist retellings, and womxn’s SFF; nonfiction on gender and sexuality, emotions, activism, and community organizing.

Sean Guynes, editor and publisher
sean [at] ancillaryreviewofbooks [dot] org

Sean Guynes (he/him) is a writer, critic, and editor who lives on Anishinaabe land in what is now Ann Arbor, MI. His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Strange Horizons,, American Quarterly, World Literature Today, Utopian Studies, American Book Review, and PopMatters, among others. Find him on Twitter as @saguynes.

Commission interests: science fiction and fantasy; Africanfuturism, Afrofuturisms, and Afrofantasy; Indigenous futurisms and Pasifikafuturisms; essays on books that challenge traditional genre notions.

Sabrina Mittermeier, editor

Sabrina Mittermeier (she/her) is a scholar of cultural studies and history, and the author of A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks: Middle Class Kingdoms (Intellect/U of Chicago Press, 2020) and co-editor of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery (Liverpool UP, 2020) and the forthcoming Routledge Handbook to Star Trek. Her work has appeared in multiple academic journals and volumes, such as The Journal of Popular Culture. Find her on Twitter as @S_Mittermeier.

Commission interests: television and film (any genre, but particularly work that considers issues of representation), theme parks and other immersive spaces, queer studies/history, historical fiction across media.

Ashumi Shah, editor

Ashumi Shah (she/her) is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Augsburg, Germany. When not examining science fiction and fantasy fandoms for her research, she is either watching Doctor Who or attempting (and failing) to catch-up with her Goodreads TBR list. Aiming to “leisure-read” at least 52 books in a year, Ashumi particularly loves fiction featuring strong female characters and dark/gothic motifs. If, after all of this, she still manages to find time, she is cooking up a storm, playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, training herself in Spencerian penmanship or beautifying her reading journal. To keep up with what she is reading or cooking, you can find her on Instagram as: ashumi_shah.

Commission interests: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, urban mysteries; realist and magical realist literature, esp. Indian fiction; drama; interactive and experimental storytelling; fandoms and fan communities; media prosumption; video games, film, and television.

Support Staff

Jake Casella Brookins, copyeditor

Editors Emeriti

Amandine Faucheux, editor