Jonathan W. Gray is Associate Professor of English at John Jay College-CUNY and the CUNY Graduate Center. His first book, Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination traces changes in white literary production during the period between the Brown case and the death of Martin Luther King. His forthcoming project, Illustrating the Race (Columbia), investigates the representation of African Americans in comics and graphic narratives published since 1966. Gray co-edited Disability in Comics and Graphic Novels for Palgrave McMillian. Prof. Gray’s journalism on popular culture has appeared in The New Republic, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, Medium, and the New Inquiry.