Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kelly M. Nims

Second Advisor

Janet Neary

Academic Program Adviser

Janet Neary


This thesis will explore the systematic biases embedded within this genre, highlighting the ongoing battle between tokenism and inclusive storytelling. Thesis will also emphasize the importance of this genre, its tight grasp on popular culture, and showcase positive representations introduced by new creators over the years.



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