Scott Selisker

Associate Professor, English

Scott Selisker is an associate professor in the Department of English and affiliate faculty with the School of Information. He specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis in science, technology, and society. His first book, Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), deals with the ways that ideas about freedom and unfreedom have circulated between U.S. literature, film, the social sciences, and public culture since World War II. His current project deals with the ways that contemporary fiction thinks about social networks. His work on digital humanities has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).