MemberAndrew Godfrey-Meers

…‘Artist and Publisher Roundtable’ at Performing and Picturing Patienthood: Exploring Graphic Illness Narratives, London College of Communication, April 4th 2019

‘Graphic Medicine as Myth and Ritual’ at Performing and Picturing Patienthood: Exploring Graphic Illness Narratives, London College of Communication April 5th 2019…
…PhD English, University of Dundee, 2014-2019 (Awaiting Viva)

Thesis title: Graphic Medicine as Monomyth

MLitt Comic Studies (Distinction), University of Dundee Sep 2012-Oct 2013

(Awarded Grant Morrison prize for Comic Studies 2013)

BA (Single Hons) Cultural Studies (2:1) Bath Spa University


…mpathetic Voyeurism, Selfishness, and Inaction). [Online]

Godfrey, A. 2018. The Limits of Empathy (Part One: Selective Empathy). [Online]

Godfrey, A. 2018. On the front line: A review of Rachel Clarke’s ‘Your Life in My Hands’ & Adam Kay’s ‘This is Going to Hurt’. [Online}

Godfrey, A. 2017. My Graphic Medicine Journey (Part One-Three). [Online}

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Godfrey, A. 2017. The Ethical Zombie: A Review of The Walking Med: Zombies and The Medical Image. [Online} Available at


Andrew Godfrey-Meers is a PhD researcher in English and Comic Studies at the University of Dundee, and was the principal organiser of the 7th International Comics & Medicine conference (theme Stages & Pages) in Dundee in 2016. His research focuses on representations of disability, illness, and medical treatment in the interdisciplinary field and genre of Graphic Medicine. Using ritual, myth, and genre as theoretical tools he explores the tension between transformative and restrictive models in works of Graphic Medicine as well as in the field itself. He has previously self-published comics about his experiences with the chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis, as well as collaborative comics on mental health with Emma Jeramie, under the name Sicker Than Thou. His future research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Examining the limitations of empathy in Graphic Medicine and the Medical Humanities
  • Expanding on research on Graphic Medicine as a field and genre (its discursive and social functions, positioning, and exclusions, etc.)
  • Exploring the potential links between Graphic Medicine, disability, welfare, and healthcare activism (particularly regarding the differences between the UK and US Systems, increasing privatization in the NHS, and coercive healthism and technology)

Currently looking for postdoctoral research positions.

MemberA. David Lewis

…Seeing Sounds / Hearing Pictures – A Round Table on Sound & Comics:
“How do techniques from comics narratives of deafness create a sense of disorientation and potential alienation that reveal the role of sound in graphic medicine?” – The Middle Spaces, April 9, 2019

“Biden’s Refrain” –, May 13, 2019

“Real Time Responses to The Lady Doctor” –, July 15, 2019…

Dr. A. David Lewis is a college educator and comics studies scholar, most recently co-editing Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation with Martin Lund. He is also the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels as well as Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Dr. Lewis also serves on the board of NuDay Syria and has expanded his work to include the field of Graphic Medicine, specifically the representation of cancer in comics narratives.

MemberLisa Diedrich

Lisa Diedrich is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research and teaching interests include critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist science studies, and interdisciplinary feminist and queer theories and methodologies. She is the author of  Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism  (Minnesota, 2016) and   Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness  (Minnesota, 2007). She is also editor (with Victoria Hesford) of the collection  Feminist Time Against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War  (Lexington, 2008) and a special issue of   Feminist Theory   “Experience, Echo, Event: Theorising Feminist Histories, Historicising Feminist Theory” (August 2014). She is affiliated faculty in the Department of Philosophy and with the PhD concentration in Disability Studies in the School of Health Technology and Management.

MemberAdam Rasmussen

Dr. Rasmussen is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He teaches “Introduction to Biblical Literature” and “Women in Christianity,” a course of his own design that explores the significance and accomplishments of women from Eve to Thérèse of Lisieux. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Division of Brescia University’s online program, where he teaches theology, biblical studies, and church history courses. He has a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from The Catholic University of America, specializing in historical theology and early Christianity. His research focuses on Basil of Caesarea, Origen, and the interface between theology and science in their writings. His first book, Genesis and Cosmos, was recently published in Brill’s Bible in Ancient Christianity series. His current research focuses on Basil and the human body, physiology, and medicine. He has also begun a fresh translation of Basil’s Hexaemeron. He sometimes blogs (and Tweets) about issues in the Catholic church, particularly Pope Francis and his discontents at Where Peter Is.

MemberDaniel Skinner

Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Dublin, Ohio, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University (at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), and Assistant Director of the Health Policy Fellowship, a certificate program of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include health care politics and policy; the politics of medicine and disease; hospital-community relations; and health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.