Robin Reid


Office: HL 125
Phone: 903-886-5268

I received my doctorate in English at the University of Washington in 1992. I have a master's in creative writing, and second master's (from the Bread Loaf School of Literature) in English. I came to A&M-Commerce when it was East Texas State University in 1993. My areas of of scholarship include fan studies, speculative fiction, corpus stylistics, and adaptation studies in film (specifically, Peter Jackson's live-actions films). 

My teaching areas are creative writing, critical theory (critical race feminism, gender/queer theories, and sociolinguistics), and new media (which means considering the ways that the internet is changing the creation, production, and circulation of content. I have been teaching online courses since 2006, and am currently working on initiatives to consider new ways to integrate social networking sites in classrooms, especially in relation to cultural studies topics. 

My past publications include editing the first encyclopedia on women in science fiction (2008 Greewood Press), and essays on feminisms in sf, The Lord of the Rings (novel and/or film) and fan fiction. 

My current work falls under the area of digital humanities and corpus stylistics, both in fan studies and Tolkien Studies. Current works in progress include collaborative efforts with colleagues in linguistics and social sciences to create research networks and multidisciplinary methodologies in relation to the internet; the development of a Tolkien Corpus; and two novels that can best be described as queer paranormal fictions.

I regularly attend the national Popular and American Culture conference where I present in the fan theory and culture area, and the Tolkien at Kalamazoo track at the International Congress on Medieval studies at Western Michigan University.

Information on my current projects can be found on my academic blog Dreamwidth (, and I am developing a blog and archive for the Tolkien Scholarship Project (

Curriculum Vitae: Reid.pdf