This panel will explore the ways in which comics and sequential art have contributed to and maintained stereotypical identities and categories. Exploring questions of diversity and recognition, the panelists will discuss their own work and experiences in creating and examining multiple and intersecting identities and representation and how comics aid in creating new outlets for multiple and overlapping social, political, sexual and gender identities.
Moderator: Dustin Kidd, Associate Professor, Sociology and Director, Intellectual Heritage, Temple University
Panelists include: Nicole Georges, comic illustrator and author of Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home | Andre Carrington, Assistant Professor of English, Drexel University | Mohamed Hassan, Religion PhD student, Temple University | Day Al-Mohamed, Speculative Fiction author and Senior Policy Advisor for the federal government in disability policy
This panel is part of the College of Liberal Arts' Graphic Thinking conference which exmaines important social and political questions through the lens and medium of comics and graphic illustration. At the heart of the conference is the understanding and recognition of the value of the liberal arts - critical thinking and analysis - in our contemporary world.
Registration is required and will open September 11, 2017. Refreshments will be available.