From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels: Leaders in Science Fiction Television

Book cover From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels:Leaders in Science Fiction Television

This book explores crisis leadership and the ethical principles of love, forgiveness, and inclusion through the military, political, spiritual, and emergent leaders depicted in science fiction television series of the past 25 years. 

Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change

Book cover Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change

Becoming Other: Self-Transformation and Social Change in Neill Blomkamp Films

Harry Potter and the Leadership of Resistance

This volume is an exploration of the ways popular culture, broadly defined, intersects with leadership, and demonstrates change on individual, collective, organizational, and 

societal levels.

Leadership, Populism, and Resistance

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#TheResistance: Leadership and the Exercise of Dissent in the Twitterverse 

Examining #TheResistance groups on Twitter that demonstrate the emergence of leaders in an online environment for creating community and common purpose in the exercise of dissent. Many of these groups have co-opted characters of science fiction-fantasy narratives to create community and confer leadership.  [in press]

Gender, Media, and Organization: Challenging Mis(s)Representations of Women Leaders and Managers


Mediating the Future: Women Political Leaders in Science Fiction Television

This chapter explores the agentic behaviors of female presidents and prime ministers as depicted in post-apocalyptic science fiction television. This mediated depiction of the future with women at the forefront of crisis leadership continues to speak to our fears and desires for a future founded in community. 

The Routledge Companion to Leadership

book cover The Routledge Companion to Leadership

Imagining Leadership in Science Fiction Narratives

This chapter discusses the ways science fiction narratives echo leadership practices by mediating the tension between our rational and spiritual natures to project a positive future. Crisis leadership, emergent leaders, and themes of social justice are explored. 

The Embodiment of Leadership

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Dollmaking as an Expression of Women’s Leadership 

This chapter is the result of an arts-based research study reflectively exploring how women view their leadership practice and the challenges they experience through the creation of an art doll to express their vision of personal leadership attributes.