Lindy Orthia is a lecturer in science communication at the Australian National University. She is a white Australian who changed her name at age 18 to that of a Greek goddess who sounded like ‘author’. Her PhD thesis examined the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of science in Doctor Who and she continues to publish on this topic.
Lindy is the editor of Doctor Who and Race as well as a contributing author. She was inspired to initiate the book after email discussions with Iona Yeager about a paper Lindy published on the topic in 2010. Iona’s email analyses of Doctor Who showed Lindy that there was a great deal more to be said about the topic, and that a book was warranted to capture some of these precious ideas for posterity’s sake. The fabulous contributions to the book from its 23 contributors have proven that correct.
Find out more about Lindy at lindyorthia.wordpress.com.