Ph.D., University of California, 2011, English

University of California, Irvine

300 Humanities Instructional Building

Mail Code: 2650

Irvine, CA 92697

Research Interests

Rhetoric, Media Studies, Science Fiction, Speculative Journalism, War and Politics

Short Biography

I've been teaching in the Composition Program here since 2005. I've studied and written about rhetoric, war, and video games, science fiction, and environmental issues. I play guitar, role playing games, and video games, and like to hike, ride mountain bike, and take pictures.


"First Person Plural. Ender's Game, Broken Angels, and Video Game Subjectivity." In Playing the Universe: Games and Gaming in Science Fiction, Dave Mead and Pawel Frelik eds. UMCS UP, 2007

Courses Typically Taught:

  • Writing 40
  • Writing 45
  • Writing 60

Themes Typically Taught:

  • WR 40 - College Music
  • WR 45 - Science Fiction and Speculative Journalism
  • WR 60 - Climate Refugees and Migration

Email: leason@uci.edu