John Jennings

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John Jennings is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and a Cooperating Faculty Member in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning essay collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and co-founder/organizer of The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem. He is co-founder and organizer of the MLK NorCal’s Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco and also SOL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo at the Ohio State University. Jennings sits on the editorial advisory boards for The Black Scholar and the new Ohio State Press imprint New Suns: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Speculative. He was a  Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University in spring 2017. Below are some illustrations John designed for the forthcoming book: Made You Look: The History of the H2O International Film Festival. Check out more art: https://www.printcollection.com/collections/exclusive-john-jennings

      

John Jennings: “The Cipher Back to Here” from MIT CMS/Writing on Vimeo.

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