Nathaniel Williams is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas, working on a dissertation involving the Edisonade. He serves as Program Coordinator for AboutSF, a joint project of SFRA, SFWA and the University of Kansas that provides resources for SF education. He organized and presented Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop at the 2008 Worldcon and the joint SFRA and Campbell Conference. He has presented papers at the Society for Utopian Studies, the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, and the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies conferences. He is a two-time winner of the James E. Gunn Award for Science Fiction Writing at KU.