Coleman Nye is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is the co-author of the ethno-graphic novel "Lissa: A Story of Friendship, Medical Promise, and Revolution." Her current book project, "Speculative Science: Gender, Genetics, and the Futures of Life," examines the performative dimensions of breast and ovarian cancer genetics in the contemporary United States. She holds a PhD in theatre and performance studies and an MA in anthropology from Brown University. She teaches and researches on a range of topics related to technoscience, art and culture and has a background in theatre and performance.