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Professor of English, University of Waterloo

Dr. J. Andrew Deman is a full-time Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Waterloo - St. Jerome's campus. His research on representation in comics is published in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels, American Visual Memoir after the 1970s, English Studies Forum, TRANSverse, Canadian Graphic Life Narratives, The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Supersex, and in his book "The Margins of Comics," which explores the representation of women, racial minorities and the geek throughout comics history. Andrew also served as a featured expert for the ten part comics documentary series INK: Alter Egos Exposed, and as the President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC). Andrew co-hosts the comics literature podcast "Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, Oh Wow" and is the project lead for "The Claremont Run," a SSHRC-sponsored academic initiative devoted to advancing the study of Chris Claremont's work on X-men comics from 1975-1991.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Waterloo