AlumniU is a free online learning community exclusively for UChicago alumni, where you can take classes, talk with faculty about their latest research, join reading groups, and connect with your peers from anywhere you have internet access. This is a great resource for MAPH alums looking to stay involved in the conversation.



AlumniU offers a variety of ways to learn online. Quarterly classes give you several weeks to explore a topic or text with UChicago faculty and fellow alumni. Ongoing programs, such as book clubs and career discussions, recur throughout the year and provide shorter, more focused learning opportunities.

Keri Asma ‘13 will be running a weekly reading group to discuss key texts in queer science fiction, including works by Samuel Delaney, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler and more. The reading group begins on October 3rd. To participate, log in to now to access readings and join the conversation.

05Feb2015_048Additionally, deputy director Hilary Strang will begin a weekly lecture series on “Connecting the Curious: Love, Belonging, and Other Surprising Concerns of Science Fiction.” Join in, beginning November 29th, to discuss the history and implications of science fiction.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Keri Asma at






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