Comics and Cartoon Studies

Michael Allan

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Program Faculty in Cinema Studies; Program Faculty in Arabic; Program Faculty in Middle East Studies; Program Faculty in Comic Studies
Cinema Studies Program, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, Middle East and North African Studies
Office: 358 PLC
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: World literature (Francophone, Arabic), Film and visual culture, Postcolonial studies, Literary theory

Melissa Bowers

Associate Director, Academic Support
Arabic Studies, Classics, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Journal, Digital Humanities, Disability Studies, English, Folklore Program, Humanities Program, Medieval Studies, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Phone: 541-346-1506
Office: 124 PLC
Office Hours: (if needed, please contact me via email for an appointment, walk-ins are not guaranteed) Mon. -Wed. 8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1- 5 p.m. (118 PLC) 541.346.1506, Thursday and Friday remote 8am-5pm

Marcel Brousseau

Courtesy Assistant Professor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Digital Humanities, English
Phone: 541-346-3967
Office: 317 PLC

Steven Brown

Professor of Comparative Literature
Asian Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature
Phone: 541-346-4016
Office: 354 PLC
Research Interests: posthumanism, horror cinema, Surrealist film and animation, sound design in film, Japanese popular culture, and critical theory.

Ash Connell-Gonzalez

English Graduate Student/ GE
GTFF Steward, Queer Caucus Co-Chair
Comics and Cartoon Studies, English
Phone: 541-346-0529
Office: 261 PLC
Office Hours: Not teaching in ENG Spring 2024
Research Interests: Comics and Comic Theory, Androids, Queer Studies, Post-Modern Narratives, New Media and Culture, Post/Transhumanisms, Digital Narratives

Alisa Freedman

Professor, Japanese Literature, Cultural Studies, and Gender
Editor-in-Chief, U.S.-Japan Women's Journal
Asian Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, East Asian Languages, English, Translation Studies
Phone: 541-979-7794
Office: 404 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Fridays, 10:30-12:00 on Zoom (Please email for an appointment.)
Research Interests: Modern Japanese literature, popular culture, youth culture, visual media, digital culture, urban studies, and gender

Julia Graham

Academic Programs Manager
Arabic Studies, Classics, College of Arts and Sciences, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities, Disability Studies, English, Folklore Program, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Phone: 541-346-5062
Office: 118 PLC

Colin Ives

Associate Professor
Director, Center for Art Research
Art, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Food Studies
Phone: 541-346-0072
Office: 122 Millrace 2
Research Interests: Art & Technology

Mat Johnson

Professor
The Philip H. Knight Chair of the Humanities
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Creative Writing Program, English
Phone: 541-346-0547
Office: 207 Alder Bldg.
Office Hours: Not teaching Spring 2024

Kate Kelp-Stebbins

Associate Professor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, English
Phone: 541-346-1520
Office: 333 PLC
Office Hours: Not teaching Spring 2024, checking email sporadically
Research Interests: Colonial, Settler Colonial, and Postcolonial Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Digital Humanities, Feminism Studies, Film, Television, and Media Studies, Postmodern and Contemporary Literary Studies, Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity

Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Cinema Studies
Cinema Studies Program, Comics and Cartoon Studies, IRES
Phone: 541-346-0060
Office: 315 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: Media Studies, Race/Ethnicity, Dance, Mainstream Popular Culture, Media Hairstyles

Paul Peppis

Professor
Director, Oregon Humanities Center
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, English
Phone: 541-346-7017
Office: 154 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: T 12-3pm & by appt.
Research Interests: Comics and Cartoon Studies, Cultural Studies, Irish Literary Studies, Modernism Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity, The Novel

Forest Pyle

Professor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, English
Phone: 541-346-3928
Office: 270 PLC
Research Interests: 19th Century British Literary Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Postmodern and Contemporary Literary Studies, Visual Culture

Ben Saunders

Professor
Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, English
Phone: 541-346-0062
Office: 273 PLC
Office Hours: Not teaching Spring 2024, no office hours
Research Interests: Early Modern Poetry and Drama, Comics Studies, Anglo-American Poetry and Poetics, Critical Theory (Marxism, Queer Theory, Genre Theory), Genre Fictions (Crime, Horror, and Science Fiction)

Robert Voelker-Morris

Instructor, Arts & Admin
Arts & Admin, Comics and Cartoon Studies
Phone: 541-346-1934
Office: 58 PLC

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

Professor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Disability Studies, English
Phone: 541-346-3929
Office: 238 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: MW 2:30-4pm in person (drop-in or by appt.) or on Zoom by appt. (email for appt.)
Research Interests: Disability Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, American Studies, Postmodern and Contemporary Literary Studies, Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity