Ernesto Priego was born in Mexico City and lives in London, England. He is a scholar, researcher, consultant, poet, translator, editor and curator. He is mostly known for his scholarly interest on comic books, but recently he’s been focused on the relationships between technologies and multi-modal storytelling. He’s particularly interested in the development of good practices in the creation and use of web-based tools for arts and humanities research.
His interest in comics led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Information Studies at University College London, researching how the media-specificity of comic books, webcomics, mobile comics apps and comic book culture fits within current debates about the future of the book. After finishing his dissertation Ernesto co-organised the formation of The Comics Grid, a web-based international collaboratory of comics scholars.
He does a bunch of other things. A good way to find out more about the breadth of his work is by exploring some of his online footprint. He is passionate about the power of micro-blogging for research, scholarly communications and citizen engagement, so he can always be contacted @ernestopriego on Twitter.