Chris Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, where he has taught a seminar on superheroes since 2009. His essays on the topic appear in The Journal of American Culture, PS: Political Science & Politics, ImageTexT, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and HoodedUtilitarian.com. He is the author of the novel-in-stories School for Tricksters and the romantic suspense novel Pretend I’m Not Here. He lives with his family in Lexington, Virginia.
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