Dr. Aravind R Nair received his M.A in English Literature from University of Hyderabad (2010) and his M.Phil from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU, 2012). He defended his doctoral thesis titled, “Untangling Science: An Actor-Network Analysis of Select Science Fiction Writing” at the University of Kerala in 2021. He joined the Department of English at Sacred Heart College in 2011 as Assistant Professor. His areas of interest include

  • Science fiction studies
  • Cyberculture
  • History and Philosophy of science
  • Genre fiction and film
  • Speculative fiction 
  • Climate fiction and Ecocriticism

He has authored 6 textbooks of English for undergraduate students. The books were brought out by Cambridge University Press, India and have been prescribed as teaching texts at three reputed universities (Kuvempu University, Karnataka, Saurashtra University, Gujarat and Kannur University, Kerala) in India

Since 2015, he has been pursuing doctoral research under Dr. B. Hariharan, University of Kerala. He was a full-time research fellow at the Institute of English, University of Kerala from 2017 to 2019 under the UGC – FDP scheme.

He offers the elective course, Ecology and Literature for postgraduate students.

Recent Engagements

  • 20/08/2023: Delivered an Invited Lecture titled ‘Reading Science Fiction in the Age of AI’ as part of the International Virtual Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Recent Trends, Impact and Scope organized by St. Michael’s College, Cherthala and Naipunnya School of Management, Cherthala.
  • 08/02/2023: Resource Person for Research Orientation Workshop at Department of English, Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara.
  • 11/10/2022: Delivered a lecture, “Tales of the Future: Science Fiction in the Anthropocene” at Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor and inaugurated the English Association of the College for 2022-23
  • 30/09/2022: Conducted a Training session for the faculty of Government Industrial Training Institute, Kalamassery on Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning.