In another installment of the academic interview series, I sat down with Christopher Covington and discussed the role of race & representation in comics. Musical Feature: Akita-Ken (all songs available for download with name-your-price).
Christopher just a small town boy, born and raised in Southwest Detroit. He graduated Lewis Cass Technical H.S in Detroit,MI. in 2001, and then matriculated to Michigan State University taking up Studio Art, and then later switched to Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media with a minor in Graphic Design where he obtained his B.A in 2005. After graduation, Christopher worked as a video editor for a small internet company in the Metro Detroit Area, until his return to Michigan State University to pursue his M.A in Series Game Design and User Experience in the T.I.S.M Department. He has been employed at Michigan Sate University with the GEAR UP College Days Program, Wayne State University as a Program Coordinator for the Housing and Residential Life Departments, and recently at Yale University Emergency Medicine Department as research associate. Currently Christopher is finishing up his second master’s at Michigan State University in Educational Technology. and plan on applying for doctoral programs this fall to start Fall 2015. He likes long walks, comics, movies, cooking, traveling and is currently single.