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"The Super Other': Exposing Political and Social Otherization in Mainstream Comic Media' "

Christ Brown

Chris Brown M.A. Student
Department of Communications
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Chris Brown is an alumni of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Speech/Communications. He is a Master of Arts Student in the Department of Communications at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. As an undergraduate, Chris was accepted into several nationally recognized organizations, such as the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Pi Kappa Delta, an honorary debate society, and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. Chris has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of otherization, including the 2011 ISU Third Annual International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference. Chris’ main area of research is the predominant forms of otherization in graphic novels. He plans to expand his research to examine the social implications that otherization in mainstream media creates.