Professors Getz, Sousanis Discuss History Books in Comic-Book Form

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
PENN TODAY (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) -- Moderated by Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik, a MEC postdoctoral fellow who earned a Ph.D. in history at Penn in 2020, the discussion featured Trevor Getz, a professor of History at San Francisco State University whose work revolves around gender and slavery in West Africa; Maryanne Rhett, associate professor of Middle Eastern and world history at Monmouth University, whose work relates to modern Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the intersections of popular culture, nationalism and world history; and Nick Sousanis, associate professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies at San Francisco State, who is a scholar, art critic and cartoonist, a co-founder of, and the first person at Columbia University to write a dissertation entirely in a comic book format.