Ian Gordon

Associate Professor


    Associate Professor Ian Gordon is a cultural and intellectual historian at the National University of Singapore where he is the Convener of American Studies. He has taught courses on US Media, American Culture, Film, and Australian Culture.

    His book Comic Strips and Consumer Culture, 1890-1945 (1998, 2002), is used widely in courses in the USA and the UK. He co-edited the volumes Film and Comic Books (2007) and Comics & Ideology (2001). His piece “Nostalgia, Myth, and Ideology: Visions of Superman at the End of the American Century,” appears in the Blackwell anthology Cultural Studies (2008).

    He is a member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals that deal with comics including ImageText, Popular Communications, Studies in Comics, and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.