Ellen Rigsby, Ph.D.

An Associate Professor in Saint Mary's Communication Department, Ellen Rigsby's academic research and interests include utopian and dystropian societes and representations of gender and race in film, television and comic books.

Ellen Rigsby. Ph.D.Rigsby's academic research and interests include political fantasies which cross the boundaries of utopian literature and speculative fiction, American political and legal theory and nineteenth-century American utopian thought.

Rigsby also studies depictions of race, gender and society in science fiction and comic books. Her perspectives on several of those issues have been featured in local and national broadcast, online and print media outlets. Rigsby is best reached by email at erigsby@stmarys-ca.edu, her office contact is (925) 631-4953. Visit her faculty profile page.

For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu.