Johannes C. P. Schmid is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hamburg and worked as 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). His research interests include (nonfiction) comics, photography, (digital) visual culture, and video games. He is currently writing a dissertation on “The Frames of Documentary Comics” (working title).

Academic CV:

Fall 2018
Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University, Boston.

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. 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.

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:

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

Roland Faelske-Preis 2016 für Comic und Animationsfilm für die beste Abschlussarbeit. 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.


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