Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MK Czerwiec on the AIDS Crisis in LGBTQ Comics

Please join the Transnational Comics Studies Workshop for a presentation by MK Czerwiec on the AIDS Crisis in LGBTQ Comics on Wednesday, December 7th from 2:30-4pm in the Duderstadt (Advanced Training Lab 2- room 3336D).



MK Czerwiec is the Artist in Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago in the Department of Creative Writing and Guest Cartoonist for the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Blog. She is a nurse and cartoonist, who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving, as well as a scholar researching caregiving in the gay community in preparation for her forthcoming book. Her current project examines the history of AIDS in comics, and she will present on the experience of AIDS in the gay community as reflected in comics, focusing on work that emerged during the AIDS crisis and after. Beyond her scholarship in the medical humanities, MK is also the co-organizer for graphicmedicine.org.

This event is generously cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Women Studies, American Studies, Communication Studies and the Doing Queer Studies Now Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to enijdam@umich.edu.