Issue 249: Comics Author Spotlight – Amy Mazowita

Amy Mazowita (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, QC (Tiohtiá:ke). Her doctoral research is situated at the intersections of Communication and Media Studies, Comics Studies, and Critical Disability Studies, and is focused on representations of mental illness in auto/biographical comics. She is particularly interested in how readers of print and web comics are engaging with graphic mental illness narratives, and in how readers of graphic texts are using ‘the comics scene’ as a site for developing networks of self- and collective care.

Amy also works on projects related to the environmental humanities and is currently working on a research-creation photo-series titled “Life of Fire: An Ethnography of Smoke, Flame, Ash, and Earth.” This contribution is part of the “Mobilizing Disability Survival Skills for the Urgencies of the Anthropocene” project and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (PI, Arseli Dokumaci).

Amy is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a core member of Concordia’s Access-in-the-Making (AIM) Lab, a member of Concordia’s Feminist Media Studio, and the Communications Representative for Concordia’s Communication Doctoral Students’ Association.””

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