UO graduate student Mara Williams has been accepted at the Mistress level to the Adventure School for Ladies: Comics Intensive, a residential program focused on increasing diversity in the comics industry. Mara is only one of two artists accepted at the Mistress level. The program runs in Chicago from June 4- 17, 2012.
Williams is an illustrator, zinester, and third-year PhD student in Communication and Society, through the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon. Recent academic projects include studies of post-feminist and post-racist logics in online fandom, open source online archives, and queer religious blogs. She is also active in Fembot, a special project of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.
More information on the Adventure School for Ladies: Comics Intensive is available at http://adventureschoolforladies.com/.