Alessandra Boller is currently working as a research assistant and lecturer at the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. In 2016, she completed her PhD with a thesis on the re-/deconstruction of human exceptionalism in selected dystopian novels and films. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English literature and culture from the University of Siegen, where she has also worked as a lecturer for several years. Among her recent publications are Dystopia, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalypse: Classics – New Tendencies – Model Interpretations, a collective volume of essays which she edited together with Prof. Dr. Eckart Voigts, and an article on the ethics of silence in Roddy Doyle’s The Women Who Walked into Doors.