Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Sana Amanat

VP of Content and Character Development, Marvel

As Marvel’s VP of Content & Character Development, Sana Amanat oversees the expansion of Marvel’s content across the company’s various platforms into the hands of global audiences. She started out her career at Marvel as a comic book editor. Her past editorial credits include Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, and Miles Morales. She is most known for co-creating a Muslim-American female super hero named Kamala Khan – the new Ms. Marvel – which gained worldwide media attention and sparked excitement and dialogue about identity and the Muslim-American narrative. Sana is also an executive producer on Marvel Rising, Marvel’s newest animation franchise featuring the next generation of Marvel heroes.

As a part of her larger efforts to bring in broader audiences to Marvel, she helped launch the Women of Marvel platform that has activated and excited a new generation of fans. Sana has appeared on various television programs like the Late Night with Seth Meyers, and gave an acclaimed TedxTeen talk about the need for representation in storytelling. She was a part of Marie Claire’s 2016 New Guard of America’s 50 most influential women, as well as featured in Vogue’s 2018 American Women special. She also had the distinct honor of representing Marvel Entertainment at the White House and introducing President Barack Obama, who called Sana a “real life super hero.”

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