Colin Milburn

Colin Milburn

Position Title
Professor of English and Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities

273 Voorhies
Office Hours
T 11-12, W 3-4

Education and Degree(s)

  • PhD./PhD., Harvard University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • B.S., Stanford University
  • B.A., Stanford University


Colin Milburn's research focuses on the relations of literature, science, and technology. His interests include science fiction, gothic horror, the history of biology, the history of physics, nanotechnology, video games, and the digital humanities. He is a professor in the English Department, the Science and Technology Studies Program, and the Cinema and Digital Media Department. He is also affiliated with the programs in Cultural StudiesPerformance Studies, and Critical Theory, as well as the Center for Science and Innovation Studies and the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES). He is director of the  Science and Technology Studies Program, as well as the ModLab digital humanities laboratory.

Currently Teaching

  • 177-1 - Study of an Individual Author

Selected Publications



Nanovision              Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life

Co-edited Books:

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Selected Articles and Book Chapters: