Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Local academics represent

Evan Ash (University of Maryland), Graduate Caucus President
Evan R. Ash is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland focusing on visual culture and the history of childhood in early-to-mid twentieth century America. His dissertation proposal, "Raising the Rationalized Child: Children, Mass Culture, and Fordism at Midcentury" examines the changing role of children in the eyes of systems of labor production as well as the deep societal consequences attached to their cultural consumption. When Evan is not buried under a pile of books, he enjoys gaming (board and video), watching movies, ice skating, and suffering Baltimore Ravens-induced anxiety.

Marc Singer is Professor of English at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies (Univ. of Texas Press, 2018) and Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2012) and the editor, with Nels Pearson, of Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World (Ashgate, 2009). He previously served as the chair of the International Comic Arts Forum. (Marc will be joining Inks in January 2022.)

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