Grace D. Gipson is a Visiting Professor in African American Studies at Georgia State University and a doctoral candidate in the African American Studies program with a designated emphasis in New Media at the University of California Berkeley.
Grace’s area of research interest centers on black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books & graphic novels, Afrofuturism, and race and new media. Her current dissertation project interrogates the formation of a Black female superhero identity within comics and graphic novels through such topics as, African queer love, disability as empowering, coloring utopias/dystopias, promoting Black Girl Magic in STEM, and creating a new media legacy for Black female voices.
Grace’s work has appeared in various outlets including, Huffington Post, NPR.org, The Diaspora (publication of the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley), and the FCH Annals. Additionally, she is a contributor in the 2016 book Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness, Vol. I (Lexington Books-Rowman & Littlefield); and has a forthcoming chapter in the edited collection #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sex, and Nation (University of Michigan Press, 2018). Outside of the academy, you can find Grace participating in one fourth of the #BlackComicsChat twitter podcast crew and regular contributor for the website Black Girl Nerds. Follow her on Twitter @GBreezy20.
A life interrupted by destiny!
Antonio Valor’s world…once commonplace and unsure…becomes clear and focused as he rises from the darkening depths of fear and doubt to the blinding illumination of understanding and strength.
Brotherman: Revelation…the first installment of the inception of Big City’s mysterious purveyor of hope…of justice. The long awaited origin to ignite the senses and strike the imagination. A story that reaches back through the generations to set the foundation for the future.
Anyabwile, Sims, and McGee deliver the dynamic first part of a hero’s saga…bursting with action, suspense, pain, and triumph.