Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is senior researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, where he works on Climate Fiction, Quantum Fiction, and Medical Science Fiction within the Lifetimes framework. Chattopadhyay is the founding series editor (with Taryne Taylor) of Routledge Studies in Global Genre Fiction, editor-in-chief of Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR, Finland), and editor at the Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF, Washington, D.C.). He has been visiting fellow at the Department of Informatics and Evoke Lab/Calit2, University of California, Irvine, and the Department of English and the Science Fiction Foundation, University of Liverpool. He is part of a three-person collective, The Kalpana, who explore the desert imaginary in future fictions. He has also worked with architects on possible trajectories of the future city. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll Award, and the Foundation Essay Prize. His recent publications include the edited volume Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories (2019), and the Global Science Fiction+Art Anthology, Alle grenser er midlertidige/All Borders are Temporary (2018).

Chattopadhyay explores the interanimation of technoscientific development and artistic production, and the role that science fiction and future fictions can play in the development of possible, sustainable, futures. In his current research, he is identifying the patterns of local adaptations to climate change imagined in future fictions from the Global South, including literature, visual arts, video games, and other media.