Morningside College professor gives presentations on popular culture

December 3, 2018, in Latest News, Religious Studies

Elizabeth Coody, assistant professor of religious studies at Morningside College, recently presented on a panel at Denver Comic Con and presented a paper at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in Indianapolis.

Coody presented “Comic Justice: Exploring the Relationship Between Comics and Justice” at Denver Comic Con and fielded questions from people dressed in character costumes.

She presented the paper “Rewriting to Control: How the Origins of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Mary Magdalene Matter to Women’s Perceived Power” at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. The paper is part of an upcoming collection of essays she is editing with Samantha Langsdale, a faculty member at the University of North Texas, for the University Press of Mississippi.

Coody joined the faculty at Morningside College this fall. She most recently taught at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., as an adjunct faculty member. She created and served as director of the school’s writing lab for graduate students, and she served as communications coordinator for the Iliff School of Theology. She has a Ph.D. in religious and theological studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.