Sean Robinson is an author and educator living in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. He holds a MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program, and is a Doctoral Candidate at Plymouth State University, where his research focuses on rural education, social capital, and community resilience.
His speculative fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Betwixt, The Future Fire, Apex Magazine, Non-Binary Review, On Spec, Diabolical Plots and elsewhere.
He has presented his academic work at the annual Mythopoeic Society conference, and completed scholarship researching queer themes in fairy tales. His essay, Out and Super was accepted at the conference of ICFA (International Association of Fantastic in the Arts), March 2018. His essay She Has Always Been Here was presented at the Dartmouth College Conference of Illustration, Comics, and Animation in May 2018. Both essays look at LGBT representation in main-stream comics. His most recent work, titled Closer Than Brothers explores LGBT representation in the Harry Potter series and was presented at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in Dublin, Ireland in August 2019.
Robinson has participated in a variety of independent research. This has included two residencies at the University of Washington’s Whitely Center at their campus in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. He was awarded a grant by the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to support an extended research trip to Rome, Italy in 2019. Most recently, he was awarded a residency at the University of Washington’s Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Washington to study in the Olympic National Park.
Outside of the writing realm, Sean is a past participant/instructor at the Wildfire Retreat. Sean is experienced in fire breathing, fire eating, and fire fleshing., and he was also accepted to the National University of Ireland – Galway’s Summer School program for Education in Ireland, where he spent a month in Galway learning about the the Irish education system.