Mikel Bermello Isusi

Mikel Bermello Isusi

Mikel Bermello Isusi

Graduate Teaching Associate


286 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Comics Studies
  • Visual Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Gender & Queer Studies


  • Ph.D., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University, 2020
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Kansas, 2018
  • B.A., English Philology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2013

Mikel Bermello Isusi is a 4th year PhD student in Iberian Studies whose research focuses on both visual culture (graphic novels, TV, videogames), and gender and sexuality in Spain. Mikel can use all pronouns except for he/him/his. Mikel is also involved in the Creative Writing in Spanish and Portuguese Student Organization.

Mikel's paper "'I'm Trapped In Here!' Gender Performativity and Affect in Emma Ríos's I.D." has recently been published in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies (ed. Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama, 2020). Mikel's MA Paper (defended in March 2020), "Questioning the Male Gaze in Antonio Altarriba and Kim's El arte de volar and El ala rota" has been accepted for publication in Against Translation: Global Comics, History and Memory (eds. Harriet Earle and Martin Lund, forthcoming in Summer 2022).

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