Us in Flux: Conversations— Sarah Pinsker and Punya Mishra [Video–Past Event]



In this conversation, we’ll chat with science fiction author Sarah Pinsker, winner of the Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and Punya Mishra, an expert in integrating arts, creativity, design, and technology into learning, about Sarah’s story “Notice.”

Us in Flux is a new series of short stories and virtual gatherings that explore themes of community, collaboration, and collective imagination in response to transformative events. Every other Thursday, we’ll publish a new, original piece of flash fiction, and then host an interactive chat with the author and a special guest the following Monday at 4:00 pm Eastern.

About the Speakers

Sarah Pinsker is the author of over fifty works of short fiction, including the novelette “Our Lady of the Open Road,” winner of the Nebula Award in 2016, and the novel A Song for a New Day, winner of the Nebula in 2019. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Uncanny and in numerous anthologies and year’s bests. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian, among other languages, and have been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, Eugie, and World Fantasy Awards.

Punya Mishra is the Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Mishra’s work focuses on better understanding the role and nature of creativity in teaching and learning contexts.