A course on Francophone African literature as an undergrad led Associate Professor of Political Science Susanna Wing to an M.A. in African area studies and a Ph.D. in political science. She joined the Haverford faculty in 2002, and has become an internationally recognized and widely published expert on Mali.
One of the newest additions to Special Collections is a trove of 139 promotional and educational comic books donated by Rob Galford ’74. Mainly aimed at influencing public opinion, burnishing a company’s public image, advertising a product, or promulgating a government message, promotional comics shrewdly cloaked their mission in the popular comic book form. But instead of featuring the sagas of superheroes, they told more prosaic tales.