Martin Lund is a scholar of religion, history, society, and culture and their many intersections. He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish studies from Lund University in Lund, Sweden (no relation). He is Senior Lecturer of Religion at Malmö University. He has also been a Swedish Research Council International Postdoc at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, and a Visiting Research Scholar at the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
Martin’s 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 plays in textual production. In his work, he seeks to uncover hidden ideologies, forgotten histories, and missed opportunities for growth. Martin has published articles and reviews in academic and popular science journals on a range of subjects, including Jewish American history and comics, Islam and superheroes, comics and religion, ethno-racial identity and comics, comics and American history, and comics and genre. His current research focuses on representations of New York City in American comics. Occasional musings from his continued engagement with the topic of religion and comics appear on Sacred & Sequential, the home of a collective of scholars of the intersections between comics and religion of which he is a member.
Martin is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and equality. That he is a card-carrying SJW does not mean he lacks a sense of humor or that he is always oh so very serious. It also does not mean that he sees no joy in life. He might be a workaholic and a lefty since about the time he could walk, but he also enjoys reading, TV, and movies, just like other human beings do. Music is as much a necessity as oxygen and water, as far as he is concerned. He also really enjoys cooking.
Despite what you may have heard, Martin most definitely is not a robot.