ICAF Welcomes New Executive Committee Members
Posted April 29, 2021
The International Comic Arts Forum is pleased to announce the addition of Maite Urcaregui to the Executive Committee. Members of the ICAF Executive Committee work together to organize programming and speakers, fundraise, and promote the academic conference. Many thanks to retiring member Frank Bramlett for his service on the committee! Bios for all current Executive Committee members can be found here.
Maite Urcaregui (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current research investigates contemporary mixed-media literature by African American, Native American, and Latinx authors who strategically employ visual poetics to navigate and critique the visual politics of race, particularly as they demarcate national belonging and who is seen as “citizen.” Her publications include “(Un)Documenting Single-Panel Methodologies and Epistemologies in the Non-Fictional Cartoons of Eric J. García and Alberto Ledesma” (Prose Studies, 2020); “‘A Revelation Not of the Flesh, but of the Mind’: Performing Queer Textuality in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home” in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies edited by Frederick Luis Aldama (Routledge, 2021), and “Intersectional Feminism in Bitch Planet: Moving Comics, Fandom, and Activism Beyond the Page” in Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University Press of Mississippi, 2018). Her work has also appeared in The Middle Spaces and the Eisner Award-winning Women Write About Comics.