N. Katherine Hayles is an internationally recognized authority on the relations of literature, science and technology, including science fiction.
In 1997 she won the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association of Fantastic in the Arts, and in 1998-99 the Eaton Award for the Best Book in Science Fiction Theory and Criticism for How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics, which was also awarded the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literature Theory.
Her work has been recognized by numerous fellowships and honors, including a Guggenheim, two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Residential Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, a National Humanities Center Fellowship, and a Presidential Research Fellowship from the University of California. She is the author of ten books and over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has also won two teaching awards, including the Eby Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Teaching.
She sits on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals, including Science-Fiction Studies and Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Program in Literature at Duke University, USA