Subjective Ramblings and Peripheral Thoughts from the Edges of a Comics Studies Project
The author of the peripheral thoughts and ramblings that appear on this blog is Martin Lund. I hold a Ph.D. in Jewish studies from Lund University in Lund, Sweden. My thesis, Rethinking the Jewish–Comics Connection, was a study of configurations of identity in American mainstream comics by Jewish writers and a critical dialogue with the extant literature on the subject. I have published articles and reviews in academic and popular science journals on a range of subjects. I am currently a Swedish Research Council International Postdoc at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.
My main research interests are religion and comics, the representation of race and ethnicity in popular culture, and the role that the specific ethno-racial and socio-political conditions of geographical place play in textual production. I am currently working on a number of articles and working on a research project about comics and New York City. I am also an editor of the peer reviewed Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art.
Martin is available for speaking engagements and writing assignments. He also welcomes recommendations for further reading, questions and suggestions for new posts, and guest writers. Requests, queries, and suggestions should be sent to p . m a r t i n . l u n d @ g m a i l . c o m.