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Professor Chris Murray
Chris Murray is Professor in Comics Studies at the University of Dundee. He teaches several undergraduate courses on comics and the Comics Studies MLitt. He also supervises several PhD students undertaking research on comics. His research focuses on British and American Comics. He has published on various aspects of comics, including:
- the British superhero;
- the relationship between American superhero comics, popular culture and propaganda during World War Two;
- the comics of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison;
- horror comics;
- independent/small press comics (mini-comics);
- British comics, specifically DC Thomson.
Chris is editor (along with Dr Julia Round) of new peer-reviewed comics journal, Studies in Comics (Intellect Books). He is Secretary of the Scottish Word and Image Group, and co-editor of UniVerse Publications titles such as Anthology and Tales of the UniVerse, which publish work by comics students. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Centre for Scottish Culture.