Melissa Monique Littlefield

Professor, English

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Research Interests

Literature and science, science & technology studies, critical neuroscience, forensic science, science fiction, disciplinarity


Ph.D. English and Women's Studies, Penn State University, 2005


Science and Technology Studies, literature and science, science fiction, body studies, feminist/science studies


  • Engl 120: Science Fiction
  • Engl 221: Speculative Futures
  • Engl 300: Writing about Literature
  • Engl 475: Literature and Other Disciplines
  • Kines 442: Body, Culture, Society
  • Engl 582: Topics--Writing Bodies of Knowledge
  • Kines 594: Representing Bodies

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Research Output

Instrumental Intimacy: EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control

Littlefield, M. M., Feb 2018, Johns Hopkins University Press. 176 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • "A Mind Plague on Both Your Houses": Imagining the Impact of the Neuro-Turn on the Neurosciences

    Littlefield, M. M., Feb 13 2017, The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain. Leefmann, J. & Hildt, E. (eds.). Elsevier Inc., p. 198-213 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Editorial introduction

    Littlefield, M. M. & Sudan, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Configurations. 24, 3, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Rethinking Peer-Review Processes: Expertise Across the Neuroscience/Humanities Gap

    Littlefield, M. M., Apr 2 2016, In : AJOB Neuroscience. 7, 2, p. 99-101 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Configurations (Journal)

    Melissa Monique Littlefield (Editor), & Rajani Sudan (Editor)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Brain Control: The Science and Fiction of EEG Wearables

    Melissa Monique Littlefield (Invited speaker)

    Feb 8 2017

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Honors & Recognition