About me


Benjamin Woo Current research includes a project on labour in the comic book industry, as well as the What Were Comics? project with Bart Beaty and Nick Sousanis. His PhD dissertation (SFU Communication) was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in 2013, and he is a past recipient of the John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies from the International Comic Arts Forum.

This year, he is teaching Carleton’s Intro to Communication and Media Studies course and upper-year and graduate courses on children, youth and media and audience studies. He is available to supervise Master's students working in the areas of comics and graphic novels, popular culture industries, and audience, reception and fandom studies. (For information on graduate studies at Carleton, visit the Communication and Media Studies website.)





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selected Publications



Woo, Benjamin. 2018. Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture. Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Beaty, Bart, and Benjamin Woo. The Greatest Comic Book of All Time: Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.