Suraya MD NASIR
Kyoto Seika University (Japan)
Suraya Md NASIR is a PH.D. candidate in the School of Manga at Kyoto Seika University, with concentration in manga theory. She is a scholar in cultural studies; more specifically, her work examines the effects of manga on the establishment of the new notion of identity in the comics of young Malaysian artists. She is also interested in how identity is represented in other media, and how Japanese animation is consumed and negotiated in local animation industry. Among her academic publications figures the article “Narrative and Identity: A Case Study on Malaysian Autobiographical Comics” (IJOCA Vol.20, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2018).
She has been a comic practitioner for more than ten years, signing her pen name Jonsuraya.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 5th International Workshop (2017):
"Reclaiming Identity in Ben Wong’s Malaysian manga"