Nhora Lucía Serrano is a Visiting Scholar of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught courses on comics, Art and Literature, Medieval Studies, Latin America, and literary theory at California State University, Long Beach and Tufts University. Recently, she was awarded the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition Scholarship for her Visual Studies project, “Commemorating the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair: The Columbian Exposition and the First Souvenir Postal Cards.” She is the co-editor, with Janelle A. Schwartz, of Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study (2011), her article “LACMA’s Gambit: In Wonderland’s Surrealist Women” was recently published in X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly (Winter 2012), and she is a contributor on Los Bros. Hernandez, Latino Graphic Novels, and Latino Graffiti to the Latino Studies Oxford Bibliographies online.
Nhora has presented papers on comics at various international conferences including ICAF, in particular on the work of Hergé, Tardi, Ware, and Satrapi and the relationship between illuminated manuscripts and bande dessinée. She is a contributor to the forthcoming Comics through Time encyclopedia (edited by M. Keith Booker, Greenwood Press), and is now finishing her book The Myth and Modernism of Remedies Varo: Arachne Entwined. In this book, Nhora examines Spanish-born Mexican artist Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as a central figure in late modern art through the lens of feminist visual studies.
Nhora’s term of office with the Forum will continue through conference year 2018.