Directory

This page contains a list of #womenonpanels scholars. Participation is voluntary and self-reported. If you are looking to add your name to the directory, fill out the form on our Submit page. Entries are organized in alphabetical order by last name.

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Ahmed, Maaheen
Ghent University
maaheen.ahmed@ugent.be
Research Interests: comics studies, comics history, comics memory, comics magazines, children, childhood, childishness and comics
https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/maaheen.ahmed
@COMICSUGent

Aramburu Villavisencio, Andrea
University of Cambridge
aa2056@cam.ac.uk
Research Interests: Women’s and non binary Latin American comics; Affect theory; New Materialism; Posthumanism; Theories of intimacy and care
@andreabcdeffff

Austin, Hailey
University of Dundee
h.z.austin@dundee.ac.uk
Research Interests: Anthropomorphism, animal comics, and trauma; Female agency (especially with Jane Foster’s Thor); Music in comics (Blacksad); Transmedia
@HaileyJayAustin

Ayres, Andrea
Freelance journalist
afayres@gmail.com
Research Interests: Visual rhetoric, narrative immersion, history of comics
https://ayres-deets.com
@missafayres

Babb, Tiffany
The New School, PanelxPanel, The MNT
tbabb0621@gmail.com
Research Interests: Constraints and structure of ongoing serials, circular narratives, character/IP-centric storytelling, superhero comics
http://www.tiffanybabb.com
@explodingarrow

Blank, Juliane
Saarland University, Germany
juliane.blank@uni-saarland.de
Research Interests: Adaptation, comics and visual arts, comparative comics studies, history of the term “graphic novel”, representations of power and gender hierarchies, visual narratology
https://jueblank.wordpress.com/
@jul_blank

Blenk, Jenny
Independent scholar/Dark Horse Comics
blenkjr@gmail.com
Research Interests: comics studies; graphic medicine; disability studies; queer studies; feminist studies
@JennyBlenk

Bumatay, Michelle
Florida State University
mbumatay@fsu.edu
Research Interests: My research focuses on bandes dessinées (French-language comics) by cartoonists from Africa and the Diaspora and investigates the verbal-visual strategies at work in such bandes dessinées
https://mbumatay.com/
@M_Bumatay

Burdock, Maureen
UC Davis
mburdock@ucdavis.edu
Research Interests: Graphic Medicine, memory and trauma theory, women and gender studies, graphic memoirs, life writing, German literature
http://www.maureenburdock.com
@BurdockArt

Caroccio Maldonado, Jennifer
Rutgers University-Newark
j.caroccio@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: I research US Latinx graphic memoirs and comic biographies. I look at how personal/individual stores can be used as counter-narratives that contest official histories
https://jennifercaroccio.com
@jcaroccio

Chung, Erika
Ryerson University and York University
erika.chung@ryerson.ca
Research Interests: Fan studies, comic studies, popular culture, critical race theory, feminism and gender studies
@erikachung182

Cortsen, Rikke Platz
University of Texas, Austin
rpcortsen@austin.utexas.edu
Research Interests: time and space in comics, Nordic comics, women, identity and representation in comics, immigration and comics, metal music and comics, theory and practice in comics
http://rpcortsen.com/
@rpcortsen

Crist-Wagner, Keri
Clemson University
kjcristwagner@gmail.com
Research Interests: Comic books in college classrooms, critical pedagogy, intersectionality, queer comics, queer WoC comics
@devil_longbtm

Cruz, Rachelle
University of California, Riverside
rachelle.a.cruz@gmail.com
Research Interests: poetry comics; non-fiction manga; Filipinx comics production; webcomics; queer comics; Filipinx and Asian American representation in comics
https://www.rachellecruz.com/
@rawqeli

DeRoss, Jennifer
Lane Community College
jennifer.deross@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Comic Studies, Biographical Studies, Television Studies, Queer Studies
@JenniferDeRoss

Eggert, Barbara “Eggy”
University for Art and Design, Linz, Austria
barbara-margarethe.eggert@ufg.at
Research Interests: comics theory // comic museums & comic exhibitions // comics as art // transspecies communication in comics // comics that feature San Francisco// Barbarella // comics in educational contexts // comics on dance-related issues // comics & textiles
https://www.ufg.at/Barbara-Margarethe-Eggert.15253+M54a708de802.0.htmhttps://www.ufg.at/Barbara-Margarethe-Eggert.15253+M54a708de802.0.html;%20anteater-comic.net
@BarbaraMEggert1

Fabricius, Charlotte Johanne
University of Southern Denmark
cjf@sdu.dk
Research Interests: The politics of identity and representation; girls in superhero comics; comics and critical theory; affect and aesthetics.
@CharlotteJFab

Figueiredo, Camila
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
camilafig1@gmail.com
Research Interests: Intermediality, transmedia, adaptations, publishing, literature, comic books, graphic novels, cinema, TV series, telenovelas
@camilahfig

Gangnes, Madeline B.
University of Florida
mbgangnes@ufl.edu
Research Interests: comics studies, illustration, adaptation, British literature, digital humanities, periodicals and serialization, book history and print culture, new media studies, film and television, science fiction, climate fiction
http://mbgangnes.com
@maddohere

Hong, Caroline Kyungah
Queens College, CUNY
caroline.hong@qc.cuny.edu
Research Interests: multiethnic comics/graphic narratives; Asian American literature and culture; comedy and humor studies; race and popular culture; critical ethnic studies
http://english.qc.cuny.edu/quick-links/caroline-kyungah-hong/
@chonkeyhong

Hosein, Safiyya
Ryerson University and York University
shosein30@gmail.com
Research Interests: Muslim superheroes and Muslim audiences
http://www.safiyyahosein.com
@safibelle30

in ‘t Veld, Laurike
Erasmus University Rotterdam
laurikeveld@gmail.com
Research Interests: Comics studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, popular culture, non-fiction comics, genocide representation, kitsch
@Drinthefield

Khan, Rakshanda
Toronto Art Therapy Institute
rakshanda.k@gmail.com
Research Interests: Comics as a therapeutic modality, web comics
@mettahealer

Kunert-Graf, Rachel
Antioch University, Seattle
rachgraf@gmail.com
Research Interests: comics theory, historical epistemology, visual culture; My articles and conference papers have focused on violence and discrimination ranging from lynching to mental illness. All of my work argues that reading comics hones necessary strategies to engage with the ugliness of the world.
http://rachel.kunertgraf.com/
@r_graf

Langsdale, Sam
University of North Texas
samantha.langsdale@unt.edu
Research Interests: comics, superheroes, popular culture, feminist philosophies, contemporary critical theory, monster studies
http://samanthalangsdale.blogspot.com/
@s_langsdale

Lyn, Francesca P
Virginia Commonwealth University
lynfp@vcu.edu
Research Interests: autobiographical comics, critical race studies, graphic medicine, gender and women’s studies, feminist studies
http://www.francescalyn.com/
@francescalyn

Mardell, Sean(ie) Rachel
Texas State University
srm155@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Rhetoric, media studies, multimodal composition/design, public memory, and cultural studies
@SeanieRachel

Martin, Isabelle
University of Illinois at Chicago
isabelle5.martin5@gmail.com
Research Interests: Photography, refugee studies, graphic memoir, fan culture, representations of race and identity in contemporary art
@bellehooks

Meier, Samantha “Sam”
Independent Scholar/Archivist at Northern Arizona University
sameier12@post.harvard.edu
Research Interests: women’s underground comix, feminist comix anthologies
https://samameier.com/

Michael, Olga
UCLan Cyprus
omichael@uclan.ac.uk
Research Interests: graphic medicine, refugee and migration comics, human rights and comics 
women’s graphic memoirs, (sexual) violence in graphic life narratives, queer trauma and queer subjectivities in graphic life narratives, graphic life narratives as testimony

Mikalson, Kaarina
Dalhousie University
kaarina.mikalson@dal.ca
Research Interests: Contemporary Canadian comics, webcomics, Spanish Civil War, leftist literature & history, Canadian literature, digital humanities
@kaarinasaurus

Milne, Leah
University of Indianapolis
milnel@uindy.edu
Research Interests: race and ethnicity in comics, multicultural American and postcolonial literature, young adult literature, Afrofuturism, pedagogy
http://www.leahmilne.com
@DrMLovesLit

Misemer, Leah
Georgia Institute of Technology
lsmisemer@gmail.com
Research Interests: Community building through comics, multimodal composition, civic engagement, print culture, webcomics, comics and mental illness, graphic medicine
@lsmisemer

Olinger, Jay
Portland Community College, Portland State University
Jay.Olinger@gmail.com
Research Interests: Adaptation studies, Formalism, Pedagogy, Erotica, Abstract Comics, Graphic Medicine, Production, Publishing
http://www.olingerillustration.com/
@Jay_Olinger

Peppard, Anna F.
Brock University
annafpeppard@gmail.com
Research Interests: superheroes, embodiment, gender, sexuality, race, fandom
https://brocku.academia.edu/AnnaPeppard

Piepmeier, Olivia
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
olivia.piepmeier@umassd.edu
Research Interests: Comics librarianship; critical librarianship; feminist pedagogy; comics in higher ed. classrooms

Poletti, Anna
Utrecht University
a.l.poletti@uu.nl
Research Interests: the intersection of autobiography and comics; autographics; self-publishing; graphic medicine; diy youth culture
https://www.uu.nl/staff/ALPoletti
@poletti_anna

Postema, Barbara
Massey University
b.postema@massey.ac.nz
Research Interests: Silent comics, comics theory, narrative in comics, form, Canadian comics, New Zealand comics
http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=417450
@barpos

Resha, Adrienne
The College of William & Mary
aresha@email.wm.edu
Research Interests: Arab and Muslim representation in American popular media, the superhero genre, and (new) media theory
adrienneresha.com
@AdrienneResha

Richards D’Arcy-Reed, Kelly
University of York
kdar500@york.ac.uk
Research Interests: Comics studies, cultural studies, thanatology, visual sociology
https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/our-staff/students/kelly-richards-d’arcy-reed/
@imkellyrichards

Rifkind, Candida
University of Winnipeg
c.rifkind@uwinnipeg.ca
Research Interests: Autobio comics, migrant and refugee comics, Indigenous comics, Canadian comics, comics journalism, documentary comics, graphic novels
http://www.candidarifkind.com/
@CandidaRifkind

Saguisag, Lara
City University of New York-College of Staten Island
lara.saguisag@csi.cuny.edu
Research Interests: comics studies, children’s literature studies, childhood studies, komiks (Philippine comics), climate change, extractivism, petrofiction

Sakal Froese, Jocelyn
Wilfrid Laurier University
jsakalfroese@gmail.com
Research Interests: queer and feminist theory, auto-bio comics, trauma, phenomenology, aging and gender in comics, political comics/comics as politics, journalism comics
@fandacam

Serles, Katharina
University of Vienna
katharina.serles@univie.ac.at
Research Interests: Comics, Image Theory & Visual Arts, Visualities of Gender, Poetics of the Gutter, German-language Comics
http://www.katharinaserles.com
@nichtkatharina

Sina, Véronique
University of Cologne
veronique.sina@uni-koeln.de
Research Interests: comics studies; media studies; intersectionality; disability studies; gender studies; queer studies; Jewish studies; Holocaust studies
https://veronique-sina.de/ueber/
@vesin9

Sohini, Kay
Stony Brook University
sohini.kumar@stonybrook.edu
Research Interests: Comic Studies, but especially Diaspora/Transcultural comics, Queer comics, Ecocritical comics (cli-fi), Disability comics, etc. In general, in both my scholarly and creative work I focus on comics about geographical/cultural/environmental displacement and/or comics that are by and about marginalized communities. I am also interested in the intersection of comics and digital humanities in the form of interactive webcomics
https://kaysohini.hcommons.org/
@KaySohini

Stefkova, Radmila Lale
University of California, Santa Barbara
stefkova@ucsb.edu
Research Interests: Hispanic graphic narrative, documentary comics, nonfiction comics, graphic art and social justice, memory in comics, Mexican popular culture, Latin American fiction

Tanski, Kate
WWAC (Women Write About Comics)
katewritesaboutcomics@gmail.com
Research Interests: Public-facing scholarship, independent scholarship, alt ac scholarship, publishing, mentoring
https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/tag/comics-diary-academia/
@metakate

Thomas, Tracey
York University & Mohawk College
tracey.holzhueter@gmail.com
Research Interests: Comic studies, adaptation studies, tv/film studies, the CW “Arrow” verse, Arrow, the Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, nostalgia studies, nostalgia in comics, close analysis of character, setting, plot

Tuszyńska, Kamila
kamila.tuszynska@gmail.com
Research Interests: literary, linguistics, culture and media studies; I am a narratologist, comics and picture book theorist, media researcher, visual communication and visual literacy expert and visual artist
https://en.kamilatuszynska.com/

Ustundag, Ebru
Brock University, Department of Geography
eustundag@brocku.ca
Research Interests: Graphic medicine, Graphic justice
@nomadic_ebru

Wright, Amie
Concordia University Dept. of History/American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table
aedwright@gmail.com
Research Interests: Comics in History, Comics in Libraries & Archives, Comics & Historical Memory
@librarylandia

Comic book cover depicting Patsy Walker (Hellcat), She-Hulk, Hawkeye, America Chavez, Squirrel Girl, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Valkyrie, and Monica Rambeau by Brittney Williams
Header and footer from Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat! #2 cover by Brittney Williams.
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