Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities
Professor of Cinema and Digital Media
Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies
Colin Milburn’s research focuses on the relations of literature, science, and technology. His interests include science fiction, gothic horror, the history of biology, the history of physics, nanotechnology, video games, and the digital humanities. He is a member of the Cinema and Digital Media Program, the English Department, the Science and Technology Studies Program, and the Center for Science and Innovation Studies. He is also affiliated with the programs in Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and Critical Theory, as well as the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES). Since 2008, he has been serving as the director of the UC Davis ModLab.
Professor Milburn holds the Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities. He was named in 2012 as the inaugural recipient of this new endowed chair, which is supported by a $1 million endowment from the estate of late high-tech entrepreneur Charlie Soderquist, a UC Davis graduate and former University of California regent. He was an admirer and friend of Snyder, a professor emeritus of English and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, essayist and environmental activist for whom the chair is named. Read more about the Gary Snyder Chair here.