Emi Gennis teaches comics, narrative practice, and illustration. She creates nonfiction comics and illustrated books, primarily on historical topics. Her work has been included in publications such as Bitch, The Hairpin, and The Nib, including two pieces reproduced in the Eisner-nominated anthology Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib. In 2016, her autobiographical story Baseline Blvd was nominated for Slate's Cartoonist Studio Prize. She is also the editor of Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, an anthology of nonfiction mystery comics. Gennis previously taught Illustration & Visual Storytelling at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s in Art History and Visual Art from the University of Chicago in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2012.