Jonathan W. Gray

Jonathan W. Gray

Jonathan W. Gray
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PhD  The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY

MA  Fordham University 

BA  Howard University


Jonathan W. Gray is Associate Professor of English at John Jay College-CUNY. He is the editor of the Journal of Comics and Culture and the author of Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (University Press of Mississippi, 2013). Gray is currently working on the book project Illustrating the Race: Representing Blackness in American Comics which traces depictions of African Americans in comics from 1966 to the present for Columbia University Press. He’s published academic articles on Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, Kyle Baker’s graphic novel Nat Turner, Jay Z’s relationship to Black masculinity, and Trayvon Martin in popular culture. His journalism on comics and popular culture has appeared at,, and The New Inquiry.


Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence By Association. The University Press of Mississippi. 2013.

co-editor, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Palgrave MacMillan, February, 2016.

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