Moisés Hassan Bendahan is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University, working on the visualization of ethnicity in comics and graphic novels. His dissertation will focus on the depiction and individual experiences of Asian American and Latinx communities in American comics. Through his Public Humanities Fellowship, he will develop and implement a project called “Empowering Through Visual Narratives”, a workshop series aimed at middle-school students which involves reading and creating comics. Guided by an instructor, pupils will read and discuss visual storytelling in comics and graphic novels that address ethnicity, race and gender. The reading material will help explain to students how visual narratives can convey personal experiences. The students will also be encouraged to share personal experiences in the form of a comic.