Interested in print and material culture, digital humanities, scholarly communications, comics scholarship and online journalism. He is a co-founder of The Comics Grid, a peer-edited online journal of comics scholarship. http://www.comicsgrid.com/
Ernesto Priego was born in Mexico City. He's got a PhD in Information Studies from University College London.
Ernesto's main interests revolve around the history of the book and print technologies, electronic publishing, digital journalism, social media, digital libraries, digitization, comic books, memory and narrative, technology and the body, electronic art and media.
He wrote his PhD thesis about the materiality of comic books and digital media (UCL, 2010). His master's thesis discussed traumatic structure in graphic narrative in Art Spiegelman's Maus (UEA Norwich, 2003); his BA thesis explored how narratological tools could be used in the analysis of Watchmen (UNAM, 2001). He has written about graphic narrative for the Nieman Storyboard of Harvard University and digital engagement for University of Venus amongst other online and print publications.
During the Summer 2009 Ernesto was an intern at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. He taught XIX and XX century European, English and American Literature, Literary Criticism and Postmodern Critical Theory to undergraduate students at UNAM and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.
He is the author of four single-author books of poems published in the United States, Australia and England. He is also one of four international curators of "The Chained Hay(na)ku Project", a poetry anthology result of a collective online call for collaborative poems. (Meritage Press/Xpress-Ed, 2010).
He has been a blogger since 2001 and now curates a Tumblr blog, http://butterflyhunt.tumblr.com/, and tweets from @ernestopriego.
He is a co-founder and coordinating editor of The Comics Grid, an online journal of comics scholarship: http://www.comicsgrid.com/