Andrea Hoff

PhD

Biography

My doctoral research in Language and Literacy Education employs comics-based research methods to explore the craft of graphic memoir as a primary way of understanding and examining young people’s speculations about the future. Enriched through interdisciplinary scholarship reaching across the fields of visual literacy, education, media, and the fine arts my work integrates theories of youth empowerment and speculative design within the creation of graphic narratives set in distant and not-so-distant future worlds.

Research

Graphic novels, speculative fiction, youth empowerment, multimodality, comics-based research