Bio/CV

Johannes C. P. Schmid is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Flensburg and associate editor of Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly, the official journal of the German Society for American Studies. Johannes is also an editorial board member for [Inter]sections – The American Studies Journal at the University of Bucharest.

Previously, Johannes worked as a research assistant in the research project Media-Aesthetic Strategies of Framing and Translation in Graphic Novels as part of the Forschungsverbund Übersetzen und Rahmen. Praktiken medialer Transformation (FÜR) at the University of Hamburg. His research interests include (nonfiction) comics, photography, (digital) visual culture, and video games.

He recently completed his dissertation on “Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics.”

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Interview on Comics Studies at the University of Hamburg (in German):

2016 Interview on Comics Studies at the University of Hamburg

Academic CV:

2020
Postdoctoral Researcher and Associate Editor of Amerikastudien / American Studies at the University of Flensburg.

Fall 2018
Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University, Boston.

2018
One-year completion scholarship by the University of Hamburg in accordance with the Hamburg Act for the Promotion of Young Researchers and Artists.

2015 – 2017
Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Astrid Böger in the research project “Media-Aesthetic Strategies of Framing and Translation in Graphic Novels” as part of the research group “Forschungsverbund Übersetzen und Rahmen. Praktiken medialer Transformation (FÜR),” University of Hamburg.

2015 – 2020
Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Hamburg. Dissertation Topic:
“Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics.”

2012 – 2015
Master of Arts in “British an American Cultures: Texts and Media”, University of Hamburg.

2008 – 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies, University of Hamburg.


Awards & Honors:

Roland Faelske Award 2020 for Comic and Animation Studies, category: best Dissertation. Link

Travel Grant to Northeastern University, Fall 2018, by the German Academic Exchange Service, upon invitation by Prof. Dr. Hillary Chute.

Roland Faelske Award 2016 for Comic and Animation Studies, category: best BA or MA thesis. Link

American Studies Award 2015 of the University of Hamburg for the best master’s thesis in American Studies, sponsored by the Amerikanzentrum e. V.

Memberships:

German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA)
Arbeitsstelle für Grafische Literatur Hamburg (ArGL)
AG Comicforschung [GfM]
AG Fotografieforschung [GfM]
Gesellschaft für Comicforschung (ComFor)