Category Archives: Dyson

International Studies Association Annual Conference, 2016

Prof. Jennifer Sterling-Folker (POLS) offers highlights of the recent 2016 ISA meeting: The 2016 ISA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, March 16-19, was the first run by ISA staff based here at UConn and was attended by a large number … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, Arat, Conferences, Dyson, Faculty, Graduate student, Hanson, Hertel, International Relations, Sterling-Folker, Sylvester, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dyson on Chinese Sci Fi

Stephen Dyson wrote about the new book from Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin for the Monkey Cage. Liu’s work ranges from the dawn of the Chinese empire to hundreds of years into the future, and offers science-based speculations about … Continue reading

Posted in Dyson, Faculty, Publication | Leave a comment

Dyson to Publish New Book

​UConn CLAS previewed Prof. Stephen Dyson’s new book on the politics of Star Trek, Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica. The article also features quotes from POLS graduate student Tom Briggs. Congratulations!

Posted in Dyson, Faculty, Publication | Leave a comment

Dyson on Nimoy

Prof. Stephen Dyson wrote about Leonard Nimoy’s professional life, focusing on how his work on Star Trek bridged the pop culture / politics divide. Congratulations!

Posted in Dyson, Faculty | Leave a comment

Dyson on Oscars

Prof. Stephen Dyson took part in an expert reaction roundtable on the Oscars, praising Best Picture winner Birdman and consensus runner-up Boyhood.

Posted in Dyson, Faculty, Publication | Leave a comment

Dyson on Booker Finalists

Professor Stephen Dyson wrote about two works of political fiction on the shortlist for the Man Booker prize, Britain’s highest literary honor. Money quote: “Personifying the abstract is fiction’s great gift to political thought. Howard Jacobson’s warning about the future … Continue reading

Posted in Dyson, Faculty, Publication, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dyson on ‘The Leftovers’

Prof. Stephen Dyson wrote about HBO’s saturnine thought experiment ‘The Leftovers’ for the Monkey Cage, a political science blog hosted by the Washington Post. The central point: “The most vivid character, one of the few who seems not to have … Continue reading

Posted in Dyson, Faculty, Media | Leave a comment