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Comics Artist and Scholar Rachel Williams to Visit Ball State

Contributed by: Deborah Mix
Published: Friday, 17 January 2014 5:00 AM
The Department of English is proud to welcome Rachel Marie-Crane Williams to campus as part of the Marilyn K. Cory Lecture Series. She will deliver a public lecture on gender in comics on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:30 in BB 109.

Williams is an artist and teacher at the University of Iowa with a joint appointment between the School of Art and Art History (Intermedia) and Gender Women's and Sexuality Studies. Her work as a researcher and creative scholar has always been focused on women's issues, community, art, and people who are incarcerated. She earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University and an MFA (Studio Art) and a Ph.D.(Art Education) from Florida State University.
American alternative/single creator comics and graphic novels have been at the heart of her creative scholarship for the past few years. Her graphic scholarship has been published by the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Southern Cultures, and theInternational Journal of Comic Art. Her current projects include a graphic novel about the Detroit Race Riots of 1943 to be published by The University of North Carolina Press in partnership with the Duke Center for Documentary studies.