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Brittany Tullis

Brittany Tullis photo

Assistant Professor

Modern Languages and Cultures
Women and Gender Studies

Main Campus
McMullen Hall, 121
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Education and Training

PhD, MA, University of Iowa
Hispanic Literatures

BA, University of Iowa

Courses Taught

SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 313 Writing in Spanish
SPAN 321 Latin American Women Writers
SPAN 360 Latin/x American Comics
SPAN 360 Comics in the Hispanic World
WGS 210 US Latina Literature and Culture
WGS 310 International Feminist Comics
IS 204 Hispanic Comics in Translation

Areas of Professional Interest

Latin/x American and Hispanic comics
International feminist comics
Representations of gender and sexuality in the Americas
Graphic narrative testimony
Contemporary Latin/x American literature and culture
US Latinx/Chicanx literature and culture

Recent Publications

Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics. Co-edited with Mark Heimermann. Austin: University of Texas Press. Forthcoming (March 2017).

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Mafalda's Interrogation of the Argentine Angel in the House. Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics. Eds. Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis. Austin: University of Texas Press. Forthcoming (March 2017).

"Los Bros. Hernandez' Love and Rockets: Forging Feminist Pathways in Alternative Latino/a Comics." Mind the Gap: Latino Comics Books Past, Present, and Future. Eds. Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2014. Forthcoming. Print.

¿Chica moderna o mujer tradicional? Intersections of Modernity and Tradition in Gabriel Vargas' La Familia Burrón. International Journal of Comic Art 16, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 48-73.

Paco Roca's Arrugas, Miguel Ángel Gallardo's María y yo, and the Impact of Social Comics in Contemporary Spain. International Journal of Comic Art 14, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 77-89.  

The Sequential Art of Memory: The Testimonial Struggle of Comics in Spain." Co-authored with Ana Merino. Memory and Its Discontents: Spanish Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century. Ed. Luis Martin- Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini. Hispanic Issues On Line 11 (Fall 2012): 211-225.


International Comic Arts Forum (Academic Director)
Baecke Endowment for the Humanities, St. Ambrose University
Global Engagement Committee, St. Ambrose University
Fulbright Student Award Committee, St. Ambrose University

Professional Memberships

Comics Studies Society
Modern Language Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
Popular Culture Association