Esther Claudio

2022-23 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Scholar
(she/her)
Biography

Esther Claudio received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her book project, Walking the page, reframing history: Urban comics and the right to the city, analyzes how global sociopolitical dynamics manifest itself in the local use of urban space and how individuals and communities resist, challenge and redesign segregation, gentrification, and the criminalization of racial categorizations in their experience of the city. She organized the First International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels in Spain (Universidad de Alcalá, 2011), she co-created the www.comicsgrid.com and she is proud to be part of the editorial board of Studies in Comics and CuCo: Cuadernos de Cómics.