Leah Misemer
Leah Misemer is an Assistant Director in the Communication Center and a Brittain Fellow who teaches first year writing courses at Tech. Her monograph under contract with Ohio State University Press, Comics Correspondents: The Counterpublics of Seriality, explores how marginalized audiences using serial comics to build solidarity throughout the history of the form in America, and her additional research interests include webcomics as digital media, visual science communication, and multimodal composition. You will often find her leading workshops like her Research Drawing Jam, where participants use drawing as a way of thinking through complex ideas. She serves on the Executive Board for the MLA Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives and as a Member at Large for the Comics Studies Society.

Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Classroom–Short Essays

During the pandemic, university instructors, staff, and students have faced numerous challenges within the context of higher education, and mental health and wellbeing have emerged as key issues in discussions relating to equitable student support and classroom learning. We asked Brittain Fellows to share their experiences with making student mental… Continue reading

Taking Twitter Higher, Further, Faster: Leading the #Womenonpanels Event

In our current moment, when many of us think of Twitter, we think of it as a space of broadcasting, unproductive argument, or even, for some, of violence. In comics fandom, Twitter has been the primary space of Comicsgate, a hate group against the diversification and what they term politicization,… Continue reading