Seanna Viechweg

Seanna Viechweg is currently a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia in the Department of English. She is also a part of the university’s inaugural Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Culture research cluster. Her research focuses on African-American and Caribbean writers, with an emphasis on Black speculative fiction, neo-slave narratives, as well as overlaps with Environmental Humanities. After attending Haverford College for her Bachelor of Arts in English and Education, Seanna worked as a Fulbright Student Researcher at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill where she initiated research on Black diasporic futurism, as well as worked alongside professors in the Department of Language, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) to encourage the study of Black speculative fiction. At UVA, Seanna is committed to further exposing others to the nuances of Caribbean speculative writers both in and outside the classroom.