Benjamin WOO Chun How (he/him/他) is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies. He is currently interim Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication and program head for Communication and Media Studies.
Dr. Woo researches popular media industries and their audiences. Current projects focus on comic conventions and festivals. His most recent book (with Jeremy Stoll), The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Their Publics, won the 2022 Best Edited Book Prize from the Comics Studies Society. For publications, see his ORCID or Google Scholar profiles.
He is a past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l’étude de la bande dessinée and has held service roles with the Canadian Communication Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and Fan Studies Network North America. He is currently on the editorial board of the journals Transformative Works and Cultures and Popular Communication and co-edits Concordia University Press’s new Cultural Production and Everyday Life series with Miranda Campbell.
At Carleton, Dr. Woo leads the Research on Comics, Con Events, and Transmedia (RoCCET) Lab and supervises students working in the areas of popular culture and media industries, fan and audience studies, and comics studies.