Being the First: Reinventing Superheroes

A conversation with Sana Amanat '04
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Someone has to do it first. But what does it take? This series showcases trailblazers, pioneers, and those who were “the first” in their field. Taking a look at the journey it took to get there, these candid discussions aim to defeat stereotypes and explore strategies to accomplish personal, professional, and societal goals.

Sana Amanat '04, director of content and character development at Marvel Comics, created the first Muslim superhero with her own book series, Kamala Khan. Amanat joins Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Barnard College, to discuss growing up Pakistani- American and what Barnard meant to her. The evening will cover the journey she took to create a female comic book character in a male-dominated field, why Ms. Marvel is so important right now, and what’s next for women in comics. 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early, as this event will be filmed and doors will close promptly at 6:30PM. Photo courtesy of © Marvel Comics.


Mar. 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM