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Andrea Blanco Camacaro: I am a third-year student at the University of Florida, majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics. In high school, I always wished more people were into F1 so I could talk to them about it, but I know it can be hard to get into a new sport if no one around you watches it. I love the community that can be created by sports, so I want to encourage everyone, especially girls, to get into it just because you want to. 

Weihsin Gui is Professor of English at the University of California-Riverside where he researches and teaches global anglophone literatures and cultures with an emphasis on Southeast Asia.

Jesse Matlock is an English PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington. His studies concentrate on metafiction and unnatural narratology in popular culture as a contemporary form of Michael Sells’s “mystical unsaying,” or the apophatic rhetoric of religious mystic texts. He earned his MA in English from Arkansas State University (2019) and his BA in English from Henderson State University (2004). Superman no. 22 by John Byrne was his first comic book.

Amy Matthewson received her doctorate from SOAS, University of London. Her research interest include history, visual and cultural studies, art history, and media studies with particular focus on Sino-British interaction during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her monograph, titled Cartooning China: ‘Punch,’ Power, and Politics in the Victorian Era was published by Routledge in 2022.

Chandler Mordecai is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida pursuing a Ph.D. in English. Her research and teaching interests include multimodal pedagogy and intersections of community activism and digital rhetoric. Chandler is the 2022-2023 recipient of a UF Department of English Teaching Award. Chandler’s work has been published in journals, such as Computers and Composition

Sohini Naiya is a research scholar in the Department of HSS, IIT Patna. Her research areas are comics and mythology. She can be reached at sohini.95.4248@gmail.com

Paul Noguerol is an Argentine American PhD student in the program of Spanish Studies in the department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at University of Connecticut. His focus is on South American Science Fiction and Pop Culture, particularly in the representation of Queer subjectivities in graphic narratives. He is a jury member for the Cinder Awards, granted by critics, journalists and broadcasters of Argentine comics. He has published works about New Weird fiction and the interrelationship between Superheroes, Science Fiction and Mythology for Agora Journal of UNLR, Argentina.

Kolton Powell is a University of Florida student in his third year pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration and Information Systems. He was born and raised in Illinois and loves music and nature. He enjoys plant care and graphic design.

Victoria Rahbar is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia School of Information. Rahbar’s research interests include cultural representation in manga, seeking out narratives around disability and neurodiversity, and manga in postsecondary education and academic library collections. She applies her research to the needs of libraries, speaking on manga for teen and adult readers at academic conferences and anime conventions. Other areas of interest include accessibility, digital reading experiences, materiality, and multisensory art appreciation. Previously she worked in academic libraries.

Prof. Smriti Singh is a Professor of English in the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Patna. She was a former FLTA at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently the Chair of Postcolonial Studies Association, UK. Her areas of research are postcolonial writing,myths and literature and English language education. She can be reached at smritisinghiitp@gmail.com

Jinghan Wu (Kevin) is a freshman international student from China at the University of Florida, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Sciences. He is interested in exploring how modern digital hardware could be designed to meet human needs better. He holds a Google Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design Certificate and has experience working on various industrial and UX design projects.

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