Buffy Scholar/Critic | Watcher Junior Board Member

Jes Battis is currently a doctoral candidate in the dept of English at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC. He has published work, or has work forthcoming, in the following journals: Canadian Studies, Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Topia, Slayage and Modern Fiction Studies. His research areas include film and television, queer studies and fantasy/sci-fi literatures. At the moment, he is working on a collection of essays on the show Queer As Folk, a manuscript on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a poetry text called Stray.





Battis, Jes. Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (forthcoming from McFarland 2005).

___. “'She’s Not All Grown Yet': Willow As Hybrid/Hero in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Slayage Number 8 (March 2003): http://www.slayage.tv/essays/slayage8/Battis.htm.

___. “This Carpenter Can Drywall You Into the Next Century”: Xander’s ‘Superpower’ and the Problem of Female Masculinities in Buffy (paper presented at the Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nashville, TN, May 2004).