James R. Burgmann-Milner

James (JR Burgmann) is an emerging writer, cultural studies PhD candidate, and Teaching Associate with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.

His doctoral research focuses on the representation and communication of anthropogenic climate change in literature and other popular media. He is the co-author of Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach (Liverpool University Press), which was nominated for the British Science Fiction Association Award 2020 in the category of non-fiction. In 2020 he was also a finalist in the Everything Change Climate Fiction Prize.

His forthcoming novel Children of Tomorrow was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 in the category of unpublished manuscripts. His arts criticism has been published across a range of publications, including Australian Book ReviewKill Your Darlings and IGN.