The photo shows a headshot of Derek S. McGrath from the late 2010s. He is in his late 20s, is white, has brown hair, and eyeglasses.


Derek S. McGrath has published on popular culture, especially comics and anime, in volumes from the University of Iowa and Lexington Books.

He has taught numerous college courses in writing, rhetoric, and American literature, with a focus on the 19th century and representations of gender.

He has presented about his scholarship and teaching at conventions in academic and fan studies, from the Modern Language Association to Anime Expo.

He has close to a decade of experience in administrative support for virtual and in-person conventions.

He also talks about teaching, comics, and politics, including on the weekly livestream Sunday Morning Manga (Sundays at 11 AM Eastern on YouTube and Twitch).

Learn more about Derek

Curriculum vitae


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Blogroll (Recommended Sites)

Jeff Harris

Monsters of New York

Professional Left Podcast

Irregulars Productions

Painapple Studio

Black Comics Chat


Ichi Rose

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