Dragoş Manea is a lecturer at the University of Bucharest, where he teaches courses in American literature, cultural memory studies, and film studies. His main research interests include the adaptation of history, cultural memory, and the relationship between ethics and fiction. Relevant publications include “Western Nightmares: Manifest Destiny and the Representation of Genocide in Weird Fiction” (Studies in Comics 8:2, 2017) and “Infantilizing the Refugee: On the Mobilization of Empathy in Kate Evans’s Threads from the Refugee Crisis” (with Mihaela Precup, A/B Auto/Biography Studies 35:2, Spring 2020).  He is a recipient of the Sabin Award for Comics Scholarship (2017).