Jamal Michel

Cary, N.C.

Jamal is equal parts Wakandan nerd and avid gamer. He makes it a point to watch Into the Spider-Verse at least once a month. His Afro-Caribbean roots inform his writing, which include representation in politics, film and television, and video games, and of course anything Spider-Man related. He’s the former video game editor for The Nerds of Color blog and is the creator of RESPEC, a blog about video games looked at from a different angle. He’s a graduate of NC State’s MFA Program, and his work has been published in The Missouri Reviewthe minnesota reviewApogee Journal, and Linden Avenue Journal, to name a few. He’s also written commentary for The Miami Herald and The News & Observer and spent time serving as a columnist for Duke University and NC State.