Professor Christopher Murray's research area is comics and graphic novels. He is primarily interested in British and American Comics, and writers such as Grant Morrison and Alan Moore. He has published on comics and propaganda, horror comics, and his latest book The British Superhero (2017, University Press of Mississippi) examines the relationship between British and American comic book industries, and the tensions between the two countries, arguing that The figure of the superhero has often been used by British comics creators in a satirical mode.
Professor Murray is Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange and Partnerships, editor (along with Dr Julia Round) of the journal, Studies in Comics (Intellect). He is the Director of the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies and Dundee Comics Creative Space. He is co-editor of UniVerse Comics, and has written several comics based on research projects.