Guest Writers


From a modest beginning of a handful of guest posts, The Middle Spaces has grown to include a number of both new and established voices of both academics and fans but all with a scholarly and rigorous approach. The hope here at The Middle Spaces is that the blog will continue to grow as a platform for more writers looking to explore comics, music, or other forms of popular culture.  Please consult our Submission Guidelines if you think you might be interested in contributing – and/or consider contributing to our Patreon to help pay writers an honorarium.

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, authored Komiks: Comic Art in Russia in 2010 and Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond in 2014 it (both published by the University Press of Mississippi). He chaired the Executive Committee of the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) from 2011 to 2017. His research interests include Cinema Studies, Death and Dying, Disability Studies, Critical Animal Studies, and Comics Studies. Current book projects include Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia and Beautiful Monsters: Disability in Alternative Comics.

Brianna Anderson

Brianna Anderson is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Florida. Her research interests include children’s and young adult comics, picture books, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and visual rhetoric. She is currently working on a dissertation examining representations of climate crisis in children’s comics. Her work is forthcoming in Studies in Comics.

Laura Antola

Laura Antola is a doctoral candidate in Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research is focused on adaptations of superhero comics and the early forms of superhero fan culture in Finland.

Tiffany Babb

Tiffany Babb is a poet, essayist, and comics obsessive. She has an MA in American Studies from Columbia University and is currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. She is particularly interested in writing about genre, story structure, and seriality. You can find out more about her work at and follow her on Twitter @explodingarrow.

David Beard

David Beard is Professor of rhetoric in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has published in journals like the International Journal of Listening, Archival Science, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Southern Journal of Communication, and Enculturation, among other venues. He co-edited, with Heather Graves,  The Rhetoric of Oil (Routledge).  And with John Heppen, he has published several articles and book chapters about professional wrestling.

Jeremy M. Carnes

Jeremy M. Carnes is a settler scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research explores the various ways comics depict temporality. Using both queer theory and critical indigenous theory, he argues that comics form carries radical possibilities for the queering and decolonization of both time and history.

Kay K. Clopton

Dr. Kay K. Clopton works as a Mary P. Key Resident: Cultural Diversity Inquiry at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, an appointment she will hold until the end of 2020. She completed her doctorate in the Spring of 2018, studying sound effects in Japanese manga and North American Comics.

Stephen Connor

Stephen Connor holds a BA from the University of Windsor and MA, Ph.D. from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Nipissing University (North Bay, Canada) and Associate Director at the Centre for the Study of War, Atrocity, and Genocide. Dr. Connor has presented his research in a variety of forums including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Society for Military History Conferences, the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, the Michigan State University Comics Forum, and the Comic Arts Conference (Anaheim, CA). Dr. Connor’s most recent publications focused on comic books include: “Victor Charles and Marvin the ARVN: Telling and Retelling the Vietnamese as Enemy and Ally in American War Comic Books” forthcoming in Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination and “Frank Castle’s Other War: Meaning, Memory and the Vietnam War” in The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Essays on the Punisher, also forthcoming. You can find him on Twitter @DrConnorNU

Rikke Platz Cortsen

Rikke Platz Cortsen, PhD, is a Danish lecturer at University of Texas, Austin where she teaches Danish language and culture. She researches space and place in comics in the Nordic countries. Her latest peer reviewed publication (done as comics) is ““Aesthetics of Black Metal in Nordic Comics” in Danish Musicology Online vol.8 2016-2017.

Brian Cremins

Brian Cremins is an Associate Professor of English at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. He is the author of Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia (2016, now available in paperback from the University Press of Mississippi). With Brannon Costello, he is the co-editor of The Other 1980s: Reframing Comics’ Crucial Decade, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. You can read his blog at (You can also read an interview with Brian Cremins as part of the (re)Collection Agency series here).

Andrew Deman

Andrew Deman is a faculty lecturer at St. Jerome’s University. His research is published in FemspecCritical Survey of Graphic NovelsAmerican Visual Memoir After the 1970sEnglish Studies ForumTRANSverseCanadian Graphic (winner of the 2017 Gabrielle Roy prize), and in his recent book The Margins of Comics. Andrew also served as a featured expert for the ten part comics documentary series INK: Alter Egos Exposed, and is the Past President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC). Presently, Andrew is the project lead for The Claremont Run, which you can follow on twitter @claremontrun. Andrew is also the co-host of the comics literature podcast Three Panel Contrast.

Jennifer DeRoss

Jennifer DeRoss is an Instructional Specialist, mother of two boys, and all around geek. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master’s in English and a focus on Comic Studies. She has forthcoming pieces on Swamp Thing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman, and Orphan Black. She is currently working on a biography of Gardner Fox for Pulp Hero Press and writing reviews for Comic Crusaders. Follow her on Twitter at @JenniferDeRoss.

Bettina Egger

Bettina Egger is a graphic novelist and a researcher. She studied Fine Arts, Russian, and French literature in France and Austria. She obtained her master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Université Rennes II (France) in 2016 and in 2018 obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Salzburg (Austria) with a practice-based thesis on the topic of comics and memory. She has published eight French language graphic novels. Bettina has a special interest in non-fiction and documentary forms, with works such as a travelogue on the Transsiberian Railway (Un voyage en Transsibérien, 2015) and an interview with Emmanuel Guibert (Entretien avec Emmanuel Guibert, 2018).

Charlotte Johanne Fabricius

Charlotte Johanne Fabricius is a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern Denmark. Her doctoral work investigates manifestations of superheroic girlhood in contemporary superhero comics through intersectional critique of comics aesthetics. She has published work on the body politics of superhero comics, included in Monstrous Women in Comics (U. of Mississippi Press, 2020) and in Academic Quarter (No. 20, 2020).

Keith Friedlander

Keith Friedlander is an academic and communications instructor. He lives in Calgary, Alberta and teaches at Olds College. His research interests include comic book production cultures, gender politics in superhero comics, authorship theory, British Romanticism, and publics and counterpublics. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics.

Margaret Galvan

Margaret Galvan is Assistant Professor of Visual Rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is at work on a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s: Feminist Politics & Queer Platforms, under contract with the University of Minnesota Press, which examines how publishing practices and archives have shaped understandings of the visual within feminist and queer activism. Her published work, which analyzes comics in social movements, can be found in journals like American Literature, Archive Journal, Australian Feminist Studies, iNKS, Journal of Lesbian Studies, and WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly. See for more information.

Eric Gershik

Eric G. is a native New Yorker who earned a BA in History from Brooklyn College. A passionate vegan who ran his restaurant Foodswings until it closed in 2014, he is seeking a suitable focus for the next chapter of his life. After about a 30-year gap in reading comics, he is again reading recent comics recommended by friends with a mix of great pleasure and concern. Eric also serves as The Middle Spaces’ copy editor.

Torsa Ghosal

Torsa Ghosal is Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Sacramento. Her critical essays have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Storyworlds, Poetics Today, Studies in the Novel, and in anthologies such as Comics Studies Here and Now. She is the author of an experimental novel, Open Couplets (2017).

Grace D. Gipson

Grace D. Gipson is a Visiting Lecturer in African American Studies at Georgia State University and a doctoral candidate in the African American Studies program with a designated emphasis in New Media at the University of California Berkeley. Graces area of research interest centers on Black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books and graphic novels, and Afrofuturism. Her current dissertation project interrogates the formation of a Black female superhero identity within comics and graphic novels through African queer love, disability as empowerment, coloring utopias/dystopias, promoting Black Girl Magic in STEM, and creating a new media legacy for Black female voices. Graces work has been featured in various publications such as Huffington Post,, and Black Perspectives. Outside of the classroom, you can find Grace as one-fourth of the #BlackComicsChat twitter podcast crew and a contributor for the website Black Girl Nerds.

Laura Grafton

Laura Grafton is an independent scholar and freelance writer who studied comics at the University of Waterloo.  Laura has written as a guest blogger for The Birthing Space parenting blog, and maintains creative writing, parenting and popular culture critique blogs on WordPress. When Laura isn’t writing she works in the charitable sector supporting fundraising for both local and international causes.

Monica Geraffo

Monica Geraffo is a professional fashion historian and costume designer for film and television. Her research focuses on the representations of fabric and fashion trends within popular culture mediums, especially superhero comics and their film and television adaptations. She received her MA in Fashion and Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and her BA in Screen Arts and Cultures from the University of Michigan. Most recently, her work has appeared in the Film, Fashion & Consumption Journal. More of her musings on pop-culture can be found at

Sean Guynes

Sean Guynes is a cultural historian, critic, and writer who lives in Ann Arbor, MI. He is co-author of the forthcoming book Whiteness (MIT Press), co-editor of the Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies book series for University of Nebraska Press, two journal special issues, and several books—including Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (Ohio State University Press, 2020)—and editor of SFRA Review. His shorter writing has appeared in public and academic venues, including Los Angeles Review of Books, American Quarterly, World Literature Today, Utopian Studies, American Book Review, PopMatters, and Strange Horizons. He can be found online at or on Twitter @saguynes.

André Habet

André Habet is a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University’s Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. You can email him at if interested in pursuing collaborative writing projects.

Vincent Haddad

Vincent Haddad is an assistant professor of English at Central State University. His writing on comics and culture has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Public BooksBlack PerspectivesPost45, and The Rambling. He has contributions on race and comics in the forthcoming edited collections BOOM! #*@&! Splat: Comics and Violence and The Comics of Karen Berger: Portrait of the Editor as an Artist.

Evan Henry

Evan Henry is a longtime pop culture journalist and current graduate student in English at the University of Virginia. He has contributed to a wide variety of outlets, including the Virginia Literary ReviewBroken FrontierBlack Ship Books, and We Are the Mutants. Find him on Twitter @evanbhenry.

Mark Hibbett

By day, Mark Hibbett is a mild-mannered Research Data Manager and PhD student at the University Of The Arts London, writing a thesis on Doctor Doom as a transmedia character, while by night, he is international rock star MJ Hibbett, author of songs such as “Hey Hey 16K” and “The Lesson Of The Smiths.”

Yetta Howard

Yetta Howard is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. Howard is the author of Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground (University of Illinois Press, 2018), editor of Rated RX: Sheree Rose with and after Bob Flanagan (under contract, Ohio State University Press), and is working on a new project, Erratic Erotics: The Sexual Politics of Discord. For more information, visit

Alejandro Jimenez

Alejandro Jimenez is an engineer currently living and working in Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. His childhood love of Dragon Ball Z grew into an adult love of comics and manga. He tries to tweet @ashejandro.

Robert Jones, Jr.

Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned both his B.F.A. in creative writing and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Gawker, The Grio, and the Feminist Wire. He is the creator of the social justice social media community, Son of Baldwin, which can be found on Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Medium, Tumblr, and Twitter. His first novel is in the revision stage and he’s currently working on the second.

Aaron Kashtan

Aaron Kashtan is a Lecturer in the University Writing Program at UNC Charlotte. His first book, Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Future of the Book, was published by Ohio State University Press in 2018. He is currently working on a book project about the transformation of the comics audience in the 21st century. (You can also read an interview with Aaron Kashtan as part of the (re)Collection Agency series here).

Joshua Abraham Kopin

Joshua Abraham Kopin is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a dissertation that frames comics as a nineteenth century technology of time and space. His work has appeared in American Literature and is forthcoming in INKS. He is a member-at-large on the executive committee for the International Comics Art Forum, the President of the Comics Studies Society Graduate Student Caucus, and is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Swann Fellowship at the Library of Congress.

A. David Lewis

Dr. A. David Lewis is a college educator and comics studies scholar, most recently co-editing Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation with Martin Lund. He is also the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels as well as Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Dr. Lewis also serves on the board of NuDay Syria and has expanded his work to include the field of Graphic Medicine, specifically the representation of cancer in comics narratives.

Martin Lund

Martin Lund is a comics scholar who specializes in studying the intersections of religions and comics, comics and identity, and comics and urban life. Recent and forthcoming publications includes Re-Constructing the Man of Steel: Superman 1938–1941, Jewish American History, and the Invention of the Jewish–Comics Connection (Palgrave 2016), Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation (Harvard University Press/ILEX Foundation; co-edited with A. David Lewis); and Unstable Masks: Whiteness and the American Superhero (forthcoming from Ohio State University Press; co-edited with Sean Guynes). He is currently a senior lecturer in the history of religions at Malmö University in Sweden and desperately hoping to carve out some research time.

Francesca Lyn

Francesca Lyn is currently a doctoral candidate in Media, Art, & Text at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Her dissertation Graphic Intimacies: Identity, Humor, and Trauma in Autobiographical Comics by Women of Colorexamines autobiographical comics created by women of color. She is interested in how autobiographical comics offer a new framework for exploring transgenerational trauma through the complex and intersecting themes of race and gender. She created and teaches the interdisciplinary courses Gender, Race and Comicsand Gender in Comics.” In these courses students learn how to do comics research with special emphasis on utilizing VCUs Comic Arts Collection. In her free time she enjoys performing stand-up comedy and creating her own comics. (You can also read an interview with Francesca Lyn as part of the (re)Collection Agency series here).

Ty Matejowsky

Ty Matejowsky is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  His recent publications include pieces in We Are the Mutants and Sports Literate.

Orion Martin

Orion Martin is a writer and Chinese translator based in Brooklyn, New York. He writes about comics, art, and the ways that new understandings of comics can make them more meaningful to our lives. His work has been featured on Hyperallergic, The Comics Journal, and The Hooded Utilitarian. You can find him at

Nick Martinez

Nick Martinez is a doctoral candidate at Cardiff University in Wales (UK), with an interdisciplinary background in fine arts, audiovisual translation, and international communication. His current research explores agency and censorship in the adaptation and translation of graphic narratives and the links between comics and other media, such as film and photography. He is a founding member of the Comics Studies Society and has contributed to the edited volume Comics Memory: Archives and Styles (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and to the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge).

Jean-Matthieu Méon

Jean-Matthieu Méon has a PhD in political science and is senior lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Lorraine. He is a member of the Centre de Recherche sur les Médiations (Crem). He has published extensively on censorship, musical amateur practices, and popular culture (comic books, pornography). In particular, his work on comics explores the institutional, professional, and artistic dimensions of their legitimization. Click here for a selection of his publications.

Nicholas E. Miller

Nicholas E. Miller (@uncannydazzler) is a regular writer for The Middle Spaces and Assistant Professor of English at Valdosta State University, where he teaches multicultural American literature, gender and a/sexuality studies, and comics studies. His essay, “Asexuality and Its Discontents: Making the ‘Invisible Orientation’ Visible in Comics,” has been published in Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society (2017) and his essay, “‘Now That It’s Just Us Girls’: Transmedial Feminisms from Archie to Riverdale,” has been published in Feminist Media Histories (2018).

Ashanti Mills

Ashanti Mills received his B.A. in English from Howard University in 2015, and currently lives right outside of Washington, D.C. His research interests include trauma, music theory, semiotics, and genre. He tweets @DakotaCityRag.

Leah Misemer

Leah Misemer is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech where she teaches comics analysis and making as part of the multimodal first year writing classroom.  Her research explores how marginalized audiences have historically used serial comics to form communities of solidarity.  You may know her as that comics scholar who is always bringing up Dickens. Learn more about her at

Anna F. Peppard

Anna F. Peppard is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University. She has published widely on representations of race, gender, and sexuality within a variety of popular media genres and forms, including action-adventure television, superhero comics, professional wrestling, and sports culture. She is the editor of the anthology Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero (University of Texas Press, fall 2020), and a co-host of the podcast Three Panel Contrast.

Nicole Pizarro

Nicole Pizarro is a PhD student in The Ohio State University’s English department. Her scholarship focuses on the ways narrative is influenced by film adaptations as mediums of entertainment and cultural conversation. She is a graduate teaching associate teaching in the subjects of masculinity studies, adaptation, popular culture, and rhetoric. Currently, she is working on an article about how black female bodies are mediated in film adaptations of African American historical figures. She is originally from Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Joshua Plencner

Joshua Plencner is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Union College. His research explores the intersection of American visual culture and the politics of identity, with specializations in the study of racial formation in popular culture, affect theory, comics studies, and American political development. His recent scholarly and popular essays have been featured in New Political Science, Black Perspectives, Encyclopedia of Black Comics, and Artists Against Police Brutality. He has contributed two guest posts on The Middle Spaces.

Mike Plugh

Mike Plugh is a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Communication Association and the Media Ecology Association. His research interests include technology and sociocultural change, education, community, and collective identity. You can find him at his eponymous blog, or on Twitter @mikeplugh. Mike believes that teachers teach and do the world good, while kings just rule and most are never understood…

Morgan Podraza

Morgan Podraza is a PhD student in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. Her research draws on comics studies and media history, with particular interest in the material relationships between comics and readers. She is also a “Comics Academe” contributor for Women Write About Comics and would love to review your books by/about women in comics. You can follow her on Twitter @MorganPodraza.

Barbara Postema

Barbara Postema is a Senior Lecturer in English at Massey University in New Zealand, where she teaches literary studies and popular fiction. She has contributed work on comics to Image and Narrative, the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and the International Journal of Comic Art, as well as collections such as The Routledge Companion to Comics and Graphic Novels and The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel. In 2018, a Brazilian publisher put out a Portuguese translation of her monograph Narrative Structure in Comics. Barbara is currently working on a project on wordless comics, tracing their history, thematics, and the various ways in which they use images to convey narrative.

Adrienne Resha

Adrienne Resha is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies program at the College of William & Mary. She is the author of “The Blue Age of Comic Books,” Assistant Editor of Comics Academe at the Eisner Award winning WWAC, and President of the Graduate Student Caucus of the Comics Studies Society. She can found online at or on Twitter @AdrienneResha.

Kalervo A. Sinervo

Kalervo A. Sinervo is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, where he researches transmedia complexes, intellectual property, comics, games, and general pop culture detritus. He served two terms as VP Communications for the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, and taught a comics survey course at Concordia University from 2014-2018. He has also published and presented many times on digital comics, comics piracy, comics materiality, and the comics industry. Find him online @kalervideo or at—he would very much like to write for you.

Jeanette Roan

Jeanette Roan is an Associate Professor in the Visual Studies Program and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. She is the author of Envisioning Asia: On Location, Travel, and the Cinematic Geography of U.S. Orientalism (University of Michigan Press, 2010).  Her most recent publication is “Tasting is Knowing: The Aesthetics and Politics of Disgust in John Layman’s and Rob Guillory’s Chew in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.

Charles A. Stephens, Jr.

Charles A. Stephens Jr. attends Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he’s finishing up his doctoral work in literature, with a focus on film and graphic narrative, while teaching argument and rhetoric to impressionable freshmen. His dissertation analyzes the British Wave of comic book creators, led by Alan Moore, and their influence on American comics, via literary historical analysis of the title Hellblazer and the character, John Constantine. A diehard Grant Morrison fan and devotee of the Brit Wave, he loves almost all genres of music, beef jerky, metafiction, and bad cheerleader/dance movies. He is accompanied almost everywhere by his sidekick Flash the beagle. Check out more of his musings (and nag him to write more!) at

Matthew Teutsch

Matthew Teutsch is currently a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at the University of Bergen. He is an instructor of English at Auburn University. He maintains Interminable Rambling, a blog about literature, composition, culture, and pedagogy, and is a regular contributor to Black Perspectives and Teaching United States History. His research focuses on African American and Southern literature, and he has published on the works of Ernest J. Gaines, Charles Chesnutt, Robert Beck, Jean Toomer, and others. His writing has appeared in various venues including LEARMELUSMississippi Quarterly, and Studies in the Literary Imagination. Currently, he is working on an edited collection of Georgia author Frank Yerby and on a monograph that examines the continued impact of Christopher Priest’s Black Panther run (1998-2003). Follow him on Twitter @SilasLapham.

Paul Thomas

P. L. Thomas, Associate Professor of Education (Furman University), taught high school English in South Carolina before moving to teacher education. He is currently a column editor for English Journal (National Council of Teachers of English) and author of Beware the Roadbuilders (Garn Press). Follow his work at or @plthomasEdD on Twitter.

Maite Urcaregui

Maite Urcaregui studies twentieth century American culture and literature through a transdisciplinary perspective that draws from cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, and critical race studies. Her research explores the relationship among form, aesthetics, and agency as well as the possibilities for activism and resistance within popular culture, specifically within genre fiction, zines, and comics. Here most recent research has investigated intersectional feminism in Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet and it’s fan community.

Rebecca Wanzo

Rebecca Wanzo is associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and associate director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling (2009) and numerous essays on comics, feminist media studies, and African American literature and culture. This blog is excerpted from her book manuscript, The Content of Our Caricature: African American Citizenship and Graphic Storytelling, under contract with New York University Press.

Qiana Whitted

Qiana Whitted is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. Her publications include the edited collection, Comics and the U.S. South (Mississippi, 2012) and essays that explore race, genre, and comics in representations of historical figures such as Nat Turner, Stagger Lee, and Emmett Till. She is an Associate Editor of INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society and Chair of the International Comic Arts Forum. Her forthcoming book on race and social protest in 1950s EC comics will be published by Rutgers University Press in early 2019. She can be found on Twitter @QianaWhitted and on the web at

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams earned an M.F.A in Studio Art and a Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University. She is an Associate Professor at The University of Iowa in the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Department and in the School of Art and Art History. Currently she is the Department Executive Officer of GWSS. Her scholarship related to incarcerated women, comics, qualitative research, and visual art has been published in the Journal of Arts Law and Management, Visual Arts Research, Studies in Art Education, Southern Cultures, the International Journal of Comics Art, the Journal of Art Education, and the Journal of Poetry Therapy. She has received funding for her work in the arts and humanities from the National Art Education Association, the Roy J. Carver Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, The Hull House Museum in Chicago, The National Czech and Slovak Museum, and Humanities Iowa.

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