Murray, Chris


  • Professor & Personal Chair of Comics Studies, English
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Professor Christopher Murray is Chair of Comics Studies and Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange and Partnerships at the School of Humanities, University of Dundee. He is Director of the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies and Dundee Comics Creative Space.
Murray co-edits Studies in Comics, a peer-reviewed academic journal and is co-organiser of the International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference. He researches British Comics, superhero comics, horror comics, and is particularly interested in the work of writers Grant Morrison and Alan Moore.
Murray also works on Public Information Comics, and has authored several comics for research projects and public engagement purposes.



Comics and Graphic Novels



Comics Studies

Film Studies



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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2000 2019

Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery

Williams, K. (ed.), Aymes, S. (ed.), Baetens, J. (ed.) & Murray, C. (ed.), 27 Mar 2019, Brill Academic Publishers. 343 p. (Word and Image Interactions; vol. 9)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

89 Downloads (Pure)

Great War Dundee: Featuring Ragtime Soldier

Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Kenefick, B., Austin, H. J., Laird, C., Welsh, G., Mills, P., Morozova, A., Kennedy, I., Keepers, E., Balson, E., Donald, I., Sinclair, F. & Patrick, D., Sep 2019, 1 ed. Dundee: UniVerse. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
World War I
96 Downloads (Pure)

Understanding Coeliac Disease

Nabizadeh, G., Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Woof, J., Horner, R., Laird, C., Larkin, A., Miller, N., Quinn, K., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Fitt, M. (ed.), 1 May 2019, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 25 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
Celiac Disease

Walter Scott in Comics

Murray, C., 2019, In : Studies in Scottish Literature. 44, 2, p. 152-170

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
426 Downloads (Pure)

When People Die: Stories from Young People

Nabizadeh, G. (ed.), Murray, C. (ed.), Jindal-Snape, D. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Gunn, A., Bradley, H., Taylor, K., Maloy, A., Gunn, E., Kerr, S., Moore, E., Hipson, D., Paul, S., Rasmussen, S., Vaswani, N., Brown, M., Burns, M., Horner, R., Mac, G., Millar, N. & 3 others, Quinn, K., Semple, L. & O'Connor, J., Dec 2019, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access


2020 Stephen Fry Award: Public Engagement Project of the Year Commendation

Golnar Nabizadeh (Recipient), Chris Murray (Recipient), Divya Jindal-Snape (Recipient), Damon Herd (Recipient), Phillip Vaughan (Recipient), Megan Sinclair (Recipient), Mayra Crowe (Recipient) & Grant King (Recipient), 10 Jan 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2011 2019

UniVerse (Publisher)

Phillip Vaughan (Editorial board member), Chris Murray (Editorial board member), Golnar Nabizadeh (Editorial board member), Megan Sinclair (Editorial board member), Ashling Larkin (Editorial board member)
1 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity


House of Commons, UK Parliament, Early Day Motions: Fibromyalgia and Us comic

Divya Jindal-Snape (Contributor), Chris Murray (Contributor)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Launch of Fibromyalgia and Us comic

Divya Jindal-Snape (Organiser), Christopher Murray (Organiser), Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Damon Herd (Speaker), Ashling Larkin (Speaker), Ian Horton (Speaker)
1 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Comics - Engage Dundee 2014

Chris Murray (Presenter)
6 May 2014

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

"Sexism and Propaganda in Wartime Comics", Woman's Hour

Chris Murray (Interviewee)
2 Aug 2011

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation


The Revenant Signifier: The Zombie in Comics and Cinema

Author: O'Donnell, S., 2015

Supervisor: Murray, C. (Supervisor) & Hoyle, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

“For you, Tommy, the War is Over… Or is it?” British War Comics 1945 to 1985

Author: Laird, C., 2019

Supervisor: Hoyle, B. (Supervisor) & Murray, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy