Melissa Monique Littlefield


Research Interests

Literature and science, science & technology studies, critical neuroscience, forensic science, science fiction, disciplinarity


Ph.D. English and Women's Studies, Penn State University, 2005

Courses Taught

Science and Technology Studies, literature and science, science fiction, body studies, feminist/science studies


  • Engl 120: Science Fiction
  • Engl 221: Speculative Futures
  • Engl 300: Writing about Literature
  • Engl 475: Literature and Other Disciplines
  • Kines 442: Body, Culture, Society
  • Engl 582: Topics--Writing Bodies of Knowledge
  • Kines 594: Representing Bodies

Recent Publications

Adamson, B. C., Adamson, M. D., Littlefield, M. M., & Motl, R. W. (2018). ‘Move it or lose it’: Perceptions of the impact of physical activity on multiple sclerosis symptoms, relapse and disability identity. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10(4), 457-475.

Littlefield, M. M. (2018). Instrumental Intimacy: EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Littlefield, M. M. (2017). "A Mind Plague on Both Your Houses": Imagining the Impact of the Neuro-Turn on the Neurosciences. In J. Leefmann, & E. Hildt (Eds.), The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain (pp. 198-213). Elsevier Inc..

Littlefield, M. M., & Sudan, R. (2016). Editorial introduction. Configurations, 24(3).

Littlefield, M. M. (2016). Rethinking Peer-Review Processes: Expertise Across the Neuroscience/Humanities Gap. AJOB Neuroscience, 7(2), 99-101.

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