President: Josh Kopin
Joshua Abraham Kopin is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a dissertation about the early history of the comic strip and nineteenth century epistemologies of time and space. He loves baseball. Linus Van Pelt is his hero.
Vice President: Elizabeth “Biz” Nijdam
Elizabeth “Biz” Nijdam is Visiting Assistant Professor in German Studies Studies and Film & Media Studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Last year, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Frei Universität Berlin, where she was working on her book project “Panelled Pasts: East German History and Memory in the German Graphic Novel.” In addition to founding the University of Michigan’s first comics studies working group, the Transnational Comics Studies Workshop, Biz is also the Secretary for the Executive Committee of the International Comic Arts Forum.
Secretary/Treasurer: Adrienne Resha
Adrienne Resha is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies Program at the College of William & Mary. She studies Arab and Muslim representation in American popular media, especially in the superhero genre.
Member-at-Large: Hanah Stiverson
Hannah Stiverson is a Ph.D. student in America culture at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on comics and how they can be used to interrogate the intersections of race, accessibility, industry, and representations of power.
Member-at-Large: Bryan Bove
Bryan Bove is a second-year graduate student working on a master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies at New York University’s Center for Experimental Humanities, with a focus on comics studies, popular culture, and queer and feminist theory. He is currently an associate teacher at The Gillen Brewer school, and he plans on applying to Ph.D. programs for the fall of 2019.
Web Editor: Jeremy Carnes
Jeremy Carnes is a Ph.D. candidate in Literature and Cultural Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His dissertation explores the ways comics can help rethink the ways we historicize and read temporality in literary studies.