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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

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.

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)

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