Shaun Baker is an advanced instructor in the Department of English. He's working on a book project that would examine the progression of the publication of Marvel comics and their narrative ties to 20th-century American history, allowing superhero fans to better understand history and history buffs to better understand a genre that’s usually thought of as “kids’ stuff.”
- Comics / Superhero Fiction
- Picture Books / Visual Literacy
- Children’s and Adolescent Literature
- Childhood Development and Literature
- Composition/Rhetoric Pedagogy and Practice
- MA, Kansas State University
- BA, Virginia Tech
- Graduate Teaching Mentor
- Children’s Literature Association
- Phi Beta Kappa
“Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. St. James Press, 2013.
“From Nixon to 9/11: Captain America and the Disenfranchisement of the American People.” International Children’s Literature Association Conference. Columbus, OH. Summer 2016.
“Finding the ‘Uncanny’ in The X-Men: Lee, Kirby, and Freud.” The Power of Three: Children’s Literature in English, Education and Library Science. Manhattan, KS. Spring 2012.
“Scott Pilgrim’s Progress: Multiple Literacies and Generation X in Scott Pilgrim.” International Children’s Literature Association Conference. Roanoke, VA. Summer 2011.
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