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Kate Kelp-Stebbins (she/her/hers) is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Comics and Cartoon Studies at the University of Oregon. She examines comics and visual media as tools for rethinking world literature and remapping transnational media flows. Her book How Comics Travel: Translation, Publication, Radical Literacies (2022) uses comparative methodology to analyze world economies of comics through the apertures of translation, cultural imperialism, and print cultures. Her work has been published in Feminist Media Histories, Media Fields, Studies in Comics, and anthologies including The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies, Comics Studies Here and Now, and The Comics of Alison Bechdel. She is also the curator of The Art of the News: Comics Journalism exhibition (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 2021-22; The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum 2022-23).

Kate has served two terms (2019-2022, 2022-2025) as the delegate assembly member for the forum.