Terry Harpold is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Florida. He is a member of UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group, co-founder of the Science Fiction Working Group, and founder and Director of UF’s Imagining Climate Change initiative. From 2013–16 he was the Department of English’s Director of Graduate Student Teaching and General Education. Nominated five times for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mentoring and Teaching Awards, he was a winner of the CLAS Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 and 2020, and CLAS’s nominee for the University-wide Teacher of the Year Award in 2020.
He is the author of Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path (2008); co-editor, with Daniel Compère and Volker Dehs, of Collectionner l’Extraordinaire, sonder l’Ailleurs. Essais sur Jules Verne en hommage à Jean-Michel Margot (2015); and coeditor, with Pasqual Bernat, Nicolás J. Moragues González, Ariel Pérez Rodríguez, Cristian Tello, and Volker Dehs, of Ciencia, literatura e imaginación (2015). Recent essays by Harpold have appeared in journals such as Digital Humanities Quarterly, Galaxies, ImageTexT, Science Fiction Film and Television, Science Fiction Studies, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (2019), Los viajes extraordinarios de Jules Verne (2018), and EcoComix: Essays on the Environment in Comics and Graphic Novels (2020).
He is a member of the editorial boards of ImageTexT and Postmodern Culture; a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Verniana: Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne; and a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the North American Jules Verne Society. In 2014, Harpold founded the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s annual Walter James Miller Memorial Award for Student Scholarship in the International Fantastic, for which he is the Jury Chair. He is also Director of the IAFA’s Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for scholarly essays on the fantastic written in a language other than English.