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José Alaniz

José Alaniz, professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature (adjunct) at the University of Washington, Seattle, has published two monographs, Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (University Press of Mississippi, 2010) and Death, Disability and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond (UPM, 2014); and two co-edited collections, Comics of the New Europe: Reflections and Intersections (with Martha Kuhlman, Leuven University Press, 2020) and Uncanny Bodies: Disability and Superhero Comics (with Scott T. Smith, Penn State University Press, 2019). From 2011 to 2017, he chaired the Executive Committee of the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF), a leading comics studies conference in the US. His current book projects include Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia and a history of Czech graphic narrative.

Brianna Anderson

Brianna Anderson is a PhD candidate in English in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is currently working on a dissertation examining representations of climate change and other environmental disasters in children’s and young adult comics. As part of her dissertation, she has created the Environmental Comics Database, an online database that includes data visualizations of environmental agency in children’s comics. Her work has appeared in Studies in Comics and The Lion and the Unicorn and is forthcoming in The Comics Grid. 

Sourav Chatterjee

Sourav Chatterjee is a Ph.D. candidate in the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Department (MESAAS) at Columbia University, NYC. His research focuses on 19th and 20th c. Bengali printed Image-Text and critical masculinities studies.

Bonnie Cross

Bonnie Cross is a Tenure-Track Professor of English at Valencia College and a PhD student in Texts and Technology at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests currently focus on hypertext, comic studies, and the intersection between neuroscience and literature. Her dissertation will focus on neurocomics and digital narratives.  

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Kristy Beers Fägersten is Professor of English Linguistics at Södertörn University, Sweden. She is the author of Language Play in Contemporary Swedish Comic Strips (De Gruyter 2020) and co-editor of Comics and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region: Transnational perspectives (Routledge 2021).

Benjamin Fraser

Benjamin Fraser is Professor of Spanish in the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. He serves on the editorial board of Studies in Comics and is the author of the monographs “The Art of Pere Joan” (2019, U Texas Press, short-listed for the 2020 Eisner Award, Best Scholarly Work), “Visible Cities, Global Comics” (2019, UP of Mississippi) and “Barcelona, City of Comics” (SUNY P, forthcoming in 2022). 

Alexandra Lampp Berglund

Alexandra Lampp Berglund is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia. Alex’s research interests include (dis)ability in children’s literature, comics, and graphic narratives, family literacy practices surrounding discussions of (dis)ability, and postconventional representations of (dis)ability, and her work has recently been published in the International Journal of Comic Art.

Anna Nordenstam

Anna Nordenstam is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her latest publication is Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region. Transnational perspectives, eds. K. Beers Fägersten et. al. (Routledge 2021).

Erika Rothberg

Erika Rothberg is a PhD student in the English department at the University of Florida, where she focuses on comics and gothic studies. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California and an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University. Her current scholarship is heavily influenced by her tenure at DC Comics, where she worked in Collected Editions, editing volumes of archival comics. 

Margareta Wallin Wictorin

Margareta Wallin Wictorin is Reader in Art history and Visual Studies and Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. Her latest publication is Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region. Transnational perspectives, eds. K. Beers Fägersten et. al., (Routledge 2021).

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