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I'm Kate Heffner, a PhD student completing my dissertation on women in science fiction fandoms during the postwar. This work, tentatively titled A Fanzine of Her Own: Women in Post-War Science Fiction Fandoms explores how women who identified as 'femme-fans' engaged with science and science fiction. 

I have a Bachelor's Degree (Honors) from the University of Iowa. In 2019 I completed my Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. I am currently completing a PhD in the School of History at the University of Kent, Canterbury. 

I am a judge on the board for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, assistant book editor for the British Journal for the History of Science, and a judge for the Science Fiction Research Association's Student Paper Prize.  In 2022 I was awarded the Peter Nichols Prize for best essay in science fiction from Foundation: The International Journal of Science Fiction

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