Michelle Ann Abate is a faculty member in the English Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in children’s and adolescent literature. She is the author of Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History.
Evelyn Arizpe is Professor of Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow and Leader of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree program, Children’s Literature, Media and Culture. She is the co-author (with Morag Styles) of Children Reading Picturebooks: Interpreting Visual Texts (2003/2016) and Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives (2014; with Carmen Martínez-Roldán and Teresa Colomer). She is the co-editor of Children as Readers in Children’s Literature: The Power of Text and the Importance of Reading (2016) and Young People Reading: Empirical Research across International Contexts (2018). Her current research is on “Children’s Literature in Critical Contexts of Displacement: Exploring How Story and Arts-Based Practices Create ‘Safe Spaces’ for Displaced Children and Young People.”
Deirdre Baker is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Toronto, where she teaches children’s literature. She reviews and writes regularly for the Horn Book Magazine and has published various articles on children’s literature; she has been the children’s book reviewer for the Toronto Star since 1998. She is the author of the children’s novel Becca at Sea (2007) and Becca Fair and Foul (2018). She is the co-author with Ken Setterington of A Guide to Canadian Children’s Books (2005).
Clémentine Beauvais is Senior Lecturer in English in Education at the University of York. She has worked on children’s literature theory and the history and cultural sociology of child giftedness and is now working on literary translation in education, looking at the uses of literary translation in the classroom for purposes of language learning and literary education. She is the author of The Mighty Child: Time and Power in Children’s Literature (2015) and the co-editor, with Maria Nikolajeva, of The Edinburgh Companion to Children’s Literature (2017). She is also a writer and a literary translator of children’s and young adult literature.
Sandra L. Beckett is Professor Emeritus at Brock University, where she taught in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, a Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Académiques and in the Order of La Pléiade, and a former president of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Her most recent books include Revisioning Red Riding Hood around the World: An Anthology of International Retellings (2014), Crossover Picturebooks: A Genre for All Ages (2012), and Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives (2009). Her current projects include a book on the contemporary illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Robin Bernstein is the author of Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (2011), which won five book awards, including prizes from the Children’s Literature Association, the Society for the History of Children and Youth, and the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. She is Dillon Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.
Colleen Glenney Boggs is Professor of English at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Transnationalism and American Literature: Literary Translation, 1773-1892 (2007), Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity (2013), and Patriotism by Proxy: The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers, 1863-1865 (2020) and the editor of MLA Options for Teaching the Literatures of the American Civil War (2016). She is the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
David Booth is Chair of Literacy at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and Professor Emeritus and Scholar in Residence at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His latest books include In Graphic Detail; Whatever Happened to Language Arts; and the series BoldPrint Kids.
Clare Bradford is Emeritus Professor at Deakin University. Her books include Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children’s Literature (2001), which won the Children’s Literature Association Book Award and the International Research Society Book Award; Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature (2007); New World Orders in Contemporary Children’s Literature: Utopian Transformations (2009; with Mallan, Stephens, and McCallum); and The Middle Ages in Children’s Literature (2015), which won the Children’s Literature Association Book Award.
Elizabeth Bullen is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, where she teaches in the children’s literature masters program. She is co-author of Consuming Children: Education, Entertainment, Advertising.
Mike Cadden is Professor of English and Director of Childhood Studies at Missouri Western State University, where he teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature. He is the author of Ursula K. Le Guin beyond Genre (2005) and editor of Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature (2010). He is also one of the editors of Teaching Young Adult Literature (2020), a volume in MLA’s Teaching Options series.
Katharine Capshaw is Professor of English and Affiliate in Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the co-editor of Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900 (2017) and the author of Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (2014) and Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (2004). She is working on a book on black children’s theater of the 1970s.
Julie A. S. Cassidy is Assistant Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her articles include “Transporting Nostalgia: Little Golden Books as Souvenirs of Childhood” and “Fairy Tale Women in 1990s Film.” She was also a writer for Recess! on National Public Radio.
Nina Christensen is Professor in Children’s Literature and Head of the Centre for Children’s Literature and Media at Aarhus University. She is the author of three books on children’s literature (in Danish) and a number of articles, especially on picture books, the history of children’s literature, and children’s literature and concepts of childhood. Recent articles in English include “Follow the Child, Follow the Book” (2017; with Charlotte Appel) and “Picturebooks and Representations of Childhood” (2018).
Beverly Lyon Clark is Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Her recent work includes Kiddie Lit: The Cultural Construction of Children’s Literature in America and the Norton Critical Edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Karen Coats is Professor in the Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent books include The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2017) and, with Mike Cadden and Roberta Seelinger Trites, the co-edited volume Teaching Young Adult Literature (forthcoming).
Hugh Crago is an independent scholar and practicing psychotherapist who has also taught literature, life-span human development, and counseling at several universities in Australia. He is the author of eight books, including Prelude to Literacy (1983; with Maureen Crago) and Entranced by Story (2014). In preparation are The Landscape of Wonder and Self and Story in the Preschool Years.
Patricia Crain is Professor of English at New York University and the author of The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter (2000) and Reading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Nineteenth-Century Childhood (2016). Her recent work explores the emergence of child readers as galvanizing cultural and literary figures in the nineteenth century, the genealogy of the key cultural concept of literacy in the late nineteenth century, and the related (historical and current) moral panics concerning children and reading.
June Cummins is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. Her published articles range in subject from Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter and are concerned with topics such as ethnicity, feminism, consumerism, and national identities. She is writing a biography of Sydney Taylor.
Sarah Park Dahlen is Associate Professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University and a member of the American Library Association, Children’s Literature Association, International Research Society for Children’s Literature, and the Association for Asian American Studies. She cofounded and co-edits Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (2017-), co-edited Children’s Literature Association Quarterly’s special issue on orphanhood and adoption in children’s literature (2015), and co-edited the book Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors through Reading (2013).
Ute Dettmar is Professor of Children’s Literature at the Institut für Jugendbuchforschung (Department for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Research) at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dettmar’s research is mainly on children’s literature, seriality and transmedia storytelling, and popular culture. She is cofounder and co-editor of Metzler Verlag’s book series Studien zu Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien (Studies on Children’s Literature and Media). Her major publications include Das Drama der Familienkindheit. Der Anteil des Kinderschauspiels am Familiendrama des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts (2002); Spielarten der Populärkultur. Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien im Feld des Populären, edited with Ingrid Tomkowiak (2018); and Märchen im Medienwechsel. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart des Märchenfilms, edited with Claudia Pecher and Ron Schlesinger (2018).
Debra Dudek is Associate Professor in the English Program at Edith Cowan University. Debra is on the executive board of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature and on the editorial board of Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature. She is the author of The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them (2017). Her essays have appeared in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Papers, Jeunesse, Children’s Literature in Education, Ariel, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Seriality and Young People’s Texts (2014), and Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature: Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults (2017).
Richard Flynn is Professor of Literature at Georgia Southern University. He edited the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly from 2004 to 2009.
Elisabeth Rose Gruner is Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond, where she also coordinates the first-year seminar program. Her essays on children’s literature have appeared in The Lion and the Unicorn and Children’s Literature; her current research is on education, fantasy, and intertextuality in children’s and young adult literature.
Marah Gubar is Associate Professor of Literature at MIT and the author of Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature (2009). Her essays on youth literature and culture have appeared in journals such as PMLA, American Quarterly, and Children’s Literature and in venues such as Public Books and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Kelly Hager is Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons College in Boston. She is the author of Dickens and the Rise of Divorce and a contributor to The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature; The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader; and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature.
Naomi Hamer is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson University. Her current research and publications examine the cross-media adaptation of children’s literature with a focus on picture books, mobile apps, and children’s museums. She is the co-editor of More Words about Pictures: Current Research on Picture Books and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People (2017; with Nodelman and Reimer) and The Routledge Companion of Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media (2018; with Greenhill, Rudy, and Bosc). Her current research project (“Curating the Story Museum: Transmedia Practices, Participatory Exhibits, and Youth Citizenship”) has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
A. Waller Hastings is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Humanities at West Liberty University in West Virginia. He has previously written on Disney animation, the writings of L. Frank Baum, and other children’s books.
Charles Hatfield is Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of Alternative Comics and Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, a co-editor (with Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester) of The Superhero Reader, and the curator of the 2015 CSUN Art Galleries exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby.
Michael Heyman is Professor of English at Berklee College of Music. His scholarship has appeared in the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly; the Horn Book Magazine; Lion and the Unicorn, where he was also a four-time judge for the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry; and IBBY’s Bookbird, where he was a guest editor for the nonsense literature special issue (2015). He is the head editor of The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense (2007). His poems and stories for children can be found in The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories (2005), The Moustache Maharishi and Other Unlikely Stories (2007), This Book Makes No Sense: Nonsense Poems and Worse (2012), and Poetry International (2019).
Peter Hollindale is Former Reader in English and Educational Studies at the University of York. His publications include Ideology and the Children’s Book (1988), Signs of Childness in Children’s Books (1997), and editions of both the prose and dramatic texts of Peter Pan.
Peter Hunt is Professor Emeritus in Children’s Literature at Cardiff University. He has published 23 books and 130 articles and is currently editing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; The Wind in the Willows; The Secret Garden; and Treasure Island for Oxford University Press’s World’s Classics series_._
Zoe Jaques is the author of Children’s Literature and the Posthuman (2015) and co-author of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History (2013). She is also one of the general editors of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Children’s Literature in English (2022). She has received research fellowships from the Houghton Library at Harvard University, the Baldwin Library at the University of Florida, Kent State University, and the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Stine Liv Johansen is Associate Professor at the Centre for Children’s Literature and Media at Aarhus University. She studies children’s media use in different contexts, most recently practices related to children’s use of YouTube. She is the head of the Danish Media Council for Children and Youth.
Vanessa Joosen is Associate Professor of English Literature and Children’s Literature at the University of Antwerp. Her publications include the monographs Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales (2011) and Adulthood in Children’s Literature (2018) and the edited volumes Grimm’s Tales around the Globe (2014; with Gillian Lathey) and Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media (2018).
Michael Joseph is the editor of Gravesiana: The Journal of the Robert Graves Society. Recent publications include “‘Like Snow in a Dark Night’: Exile and Displacement in the Poetics of Robert Graves” in Book 2.0 (2018) and “The Winding Road to Illo Tempore: Fairy Tale Poems” in The Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media (2018). He is the author of several illustrated books for children, including The Real Story of Puss in Boots (2007), La Nouvelle Chatte, or The New White Cat (2013), and Puss in Boots on Mars (2017). From 1998 to 2020, he was the Rare Books Librarian at Rutgers University.
Louise Joy is Vice-Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge, where she is Fellow and Director of Studies in English. She is the author of Eighteenth-Century Literary Affections (2020) and Literature’s Children: The Critical Child and the Art of Idealization (2019). She has co-edited two volumes of essays: Poetry and Childhood (2010) and The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English (2018). With Eugene Giddens and Zoe Jaques, she is co-editing the first two volumes of The Cambridge History of Children’s Literature (2022).
Kenneth Kidd is Professor of English at the University of Florida and the author of Theory for Beginners, or Children’s Literature Otherwise (2020), Freud in Oz (2011), and Making American Boys (2004). He is a co-editor of Queer as Camp: Essays in Summer, Style, and Sexuality (2019), Prizing Children’s Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards (2017), Over the Rainbow (2004), and Wild Things (2004). He is also the co-editor of the third volume of Cambridge History of Children’s Literature, now in preparation, and with Elizabeth Marshall, he co-edits Routledge’s Children’s Literature and Culture series, the oldest-running monograph series in the field.
Lydia Kokkola works at the University of Oulu, where her main responsibilities involve educating future teachers of English. Her most recent publications concern adolescents reading in English as a foreign language. In the past, she has worked on Holocaust fiction for youth and fictional portrayals of adolescent sexuality. Together with Roxanne Harde, she has edited several issues of Bookbird, a volume on Pollyanna, and most recently, the IRSCL award-winning collection The Embodied Child (2017). Together with Sara van den Bossche, she has edited a special issue of the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (2019) on cognitive approaches to children’s literature and is currently working on a special issue of Barnboken on diversity in the Nordic countries.
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer is Professor in the German Department at the University of Tübingen. She had been a guest professor at the University of Växjö/Kalmar, Sweden, and the University of Vienna, Austria. Her recent publications include Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature (2017; co-edited with Nina Goga), Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature (2017; co-edited with Anja Müller), and The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks (2018).
JonArno Lawson , a writer who has published many books for children and adults, received the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry four times. Paradoxically, he is probably best known for his wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers (2015). More recent publications are Leap! (2017), But It’s So Silly: A Cross-Cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play, and Poetry (2017), Over the Rooftops Under the Moon (2019), The Playgrounds of Babel (2019), and Over the Shop (2021). He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and three children.
Kerry Mallan is Emeritus Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is the author and co-editor of several books on children’s literature, including: Gender Dilemmas in Children’s Fiction, Secrets, Lies and Children’s Fiction, and Contemporary Children’s Literature and Film (co-edited with Clare Bradford). She co-authored New World Orders in Contemporary Children’s Literature: Utopian Transformations (with Clare Bradford, John Stephens & Robyn McCallum).
Nicole Markotić is Professor of English at the University of Windsor. She teaches creative writing, children’s literature, and disability studies. She has published a YA novel, Rough Patch (2017); four books of poetry; two novels; and a critical book, Disability in Film and Literature (2016). She is currently completing a poetry book and doing research on representations of disability in children’s literature.
Elizabeth Marshall is Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the co-editor of Rethinking Popular Culture and Media (2016), author of Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence (2018), and co-author of Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing (2019).
Michelle Martin is the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the Information School at the University of Washington, where she teaches graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature and youth services. She is the author of Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children’s Picture Books, 1845-2002 (2004) and Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 (co-edited with Claudia Nelson, 2004). With Dr. Rachelle D. Washington, she is the founder and codirector of Camp Read-a-Rama, a day camp for children ages four through eleven that uses children’s books as the springboard for all other camp activities.
Derritt Mason is Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture (2020) and the co-editor, with Kenneth B. Kidd, of Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality (2019).
B. J. McDaniel is the author of the picture book Hands Up! (2019; illustrated by Shane W. Evans). She is also a third-year PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge, where her research is focused on readers’ responses to the depiction of black children as food in contemporary picture books. To encourage broader representation of children from diverse backgrounds, she organized a conference in Glasgow in August 2019 for REIYL (Researchers Exploring Inclusive Youth Literature), an initiative she cofounded with colleague Joshua Simpson.
Jay Mechling is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Davis. His book On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth reflects his ongoing interest in the folk cultures of children and adolescents.
Cathryn M. Mercier chairs the Department of Children’s Literature and is the graduate program director of the MA in Children’s Literature and MFA in Writing for Children in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University. She contributed to Teaching Young Adult Literature (2020) and co-authored three biocritical studies of prominent authors. She has served and chaired on many book award committees, including Caldecott, Newbery, Sibert, Boston Globe Horn-Book Award, and the Legacy Award.
William Moebius is Professor Emeritus and former Program Director of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His publications include poetry in Elegies and Odes (1969) and elsewhere, translations of Philodemus (Greek Anthology, 1973) and of Sophocles’s Oedipus at Colonus (Anthology of Greek Tragedy, 1972), and book chapters in French and English on the picture book.
Philip Nel is University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University. He is the author or co-editor of twelve other books. The most recent are Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books (2017), four volumes of Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby (2013, 2014, 2016, 2020; co-edited with Eric Reynolds), and a double biography of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss (2012).
Claudia Nelson recently retired from Texas A&M University, where she was Professor of English and Claudius M. Easley Jr. Faculty Fellow of Liberal Arts. Her most recent book, co-authored with Anne Morey, is Topologies of the Classical World in Children’s Fiction: Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals (2019); she is the author of five previous books and the co-editor of five collections of essays or source documents.
Emer O’Sullivan is Professor of English Literature at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg and has published widely in German and English on image studies, children’s literature, and translation. Kinderliterarische Komparatistik (2000) won the IRSCL Award for outstanding research in 2001, and Comparative Children’s Literature (Routledge 2005) won the Children’s Literature Association 2007 Book Award. With Andrea Immel, she co-edited Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children’s Literature (2017). She is currently working on an updated and expanded edition of Historical Dictionary of Children’s Literature (forthcoming).
Åse Marie Ommundsen is Professor of Scandinavian Literature at the Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, and part-time Professor at Nord University. She has published books and articles and given talks on challenging picture books and picture books for adults in Norwegian, Danish, English, French, and Dutch. Recent publications include “Picturebooks for Adults” in The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks (2018) and “Competent Children: Childhood in Nordic Children’s Literature from 1850 to 1960” in Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960: From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking (2018). In 2013, Ommundsen was awarded the Kari Skjønsberg Award for her research on children’s literature.
Nathalie op de Beeck is Associate Professor of English and Director of Children’s Literature coursework at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Her books include Little Machinery: A Critical Facsimile Edition and a forthcoming volume on American picture books and modernity.
Elizabeth Parsons is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, where she coordinates the undergraduate children’s literature program. She has published widely on contemporary picture books, junior and young adult fiction, and children’s film from a cultural politics perspective.
Lissa Paul is Professor of Education at Brock University. She is the author of Reading Otherways and The Children’s Book Business, associate general editor of the Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature, and was an editor of the journal The Lion and the Unicorn.
Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England. He was once a teacher and has always been a writer. He is the author of the His Dark Materials trilogy and the fairy tales Clockwork, I was a Rat!, and The Scarecrow and His Servant.
Jacqueline Reid-Walsh is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her work combines archival research with children’s literature studies, book studies, juvenilia studies, and girlhood studies. She examines overlooked books in different formats, especially those with movable components. Major publications include her Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (2017) and the following, all cowritten with Claudia A. Mitchell: Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia (2008), Seven Going on Seventeen: Tween Studies in the Culture of Girlhood (2005), and Researching Children’s Popular Culture: The Cultural Spaces of Childhood (2002).
Mavis Reimer is Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, where she also directs the Partnership Project, Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ī_thiniwak_: Reclamation, Regeneration, and Reconciliation. She is co-author, with Perry Nodelman, of the third edition of The Pleasures of Children’s Literature (2003), editor and co-editor of five collections of scholarly essays, and author and co-author of many scholarly essays on a range of topics in young people’s texts and cultures. She was lead editor of the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures between 2009 and 2015.
Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children’s Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. In 2013, she received the International Brothers Grimm Award for Research into Children’s Literature. She conceived and was the first director of the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature and was involved in founding the UK’s Children’s Laureate and setting up Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. She is a past president and honorary fellow of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Recent book-length publications include Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children, 1900-1960 (2018; co-edited with Jane Rosen and Michael Rosen), Left Out: The Forgotten Tradition of Radical Publishing for Children in Britain, 1910-1949 (2016), and Children’s Literature in the Oxford University Press series of Very Short Introductions (2012).
David Rudd is Professor of Children’s Literature at the University of Bolton (UK), where he administers the master’s program in Children’s Literature and Culture. He is best known for his monograph Enid Blyton and the Mystery of Children’s Literature . Most recently he edited the Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature.
Karen Sánchez-Eppler is Professor of American Studies and English at Amherst College. The author of Touching Liberty: Abolition, Feminism and the Politics of the Body and Dependent States: The Child’s Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture, she is also one of the founding co-editors of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.
Phillip Serrato is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. His areas of interest include Chicano/a children’s and adolescent literature.
Kevin Shortsleeve is Associate Professor of English at Christopher Newport University, where he teaches courses on children’s literature and creative writing. He has published academic studies on Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Walt Disney, literary nonsense, and other subjects. He is also the author of several books for children, including Thirteen Monsters Who Should Be Avoided (1998).
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s / Little Peguis) and Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is an award-winning writer, editor, and activist who won the 2018 Canadian Columnist of the Year at the National Newspaper Awards for his biweekly columns in the Winnipeg Free Press. He also won Peace Educator of the Year from Georgetown University’s Peace and Justice Studies Association. He is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (2011), Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories (2013) and The Winter We Danced: The Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (2014).
Stephen Slemon teaches postcolonial studies at the University of Alberta. He writes on postcolonial theory and culture in the age of the corporate academy. His current research project pertains to mountaineeering literature in the context of globalization, race, and gender.
Victoria Ford Smith is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches children’s, young adult, and British literature and culture. Her research focuses primarily on child agency and child-produced texts, children’s art and visual culture, and literature and culture of the fin de siècle. She is the author of Between Generations: Intergenerational Collaboration in the Golden Age of Children’s Literature (2017) and articles in Dickens Studies Annual, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and Children’s Literature.
Angela Sorby is Associate Professor of English at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Her books include Bird Skin Coat: Poems; Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry 1865-1917; and Distance Learning.
Margaret Meek Spencer is Reader Emeritus in the University of London Institute of Education. Her publications as author, editor, and contributor include The Cool Web; Learning to Read; On Being Literate; How Texts Teach What Readers Learn; and Information and Book Learning. Her research affiliations are with the Department of Education at the University of Cambridge and The Centre for Language in Primary Education.
Anna Stemmann is Senior Lecturer for the Field of Children’s and Young Adult Literature at University of Bremen. Her publications include Räume der Adoleszenz: Deutschsprachige Jugendliteratur der Gegenwart in topographischer Perspektive (2019), “Erzählte Nerdkultur: Selbstreferenzielles Spiel mit dem (populär)kulturellen Archiv” in Spielarten der Populärkultur: Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien im Feld des Populären (2019), and “Märchenspuren in Springfield: Die Simpsons und das parodistische Spiel mit dem Erzählfundus” in Märchen im Medienwechsel. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart des Märchenfilms (2017).
Lee A. Talley is Associate Professor of English at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She is the editor of Broadview’s edition of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and has published essays on the Brontës, Jamaica Kincaid, and Jeanette Winterson.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is Associate Professor in the Literacy, Culture, and International Educational Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. A former Detroit Public Schools teacher and National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, she is an expert on diversity in children’s literature, youth media, and fan studies. Thomas is the author of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (2019) and co-editor of Reading African American Experiences in the Obama Era: Theory, Advocacy, Activism (2012).
Joseph T. Thomas, Jr., is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. He is the author of Strong Measures and Poetry’s Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children’s Poetry, which was named a 2007 Honor Book by the Children’s Literature Association.
Eric L. Tribunella is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children’s Literature.
Lynne Vallone is Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. Her most recent book is Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies (2018).
Jo-Ann Wallace is Chair of the Women’s Studies Program and Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. A commitment to feminist literary history informs her research across the fields of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century literatures.
Elisabeth (Lies) Wesseling is Professor in the Department of Literature and Art at Maastricht University, where she is Director of the Centre for Gender and Diversity of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her scholarship focuses on the cultural construction of childhood in narrative fiction (children’s literature, the novel, film) and science (science-based child rearing advice, developmental psychology, anthropology) from 1850 to 2000.
Boel Westin is Professor Emeritus of Literature at Stockholm University, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, where she was Chair of Children’s Literature from 1998 to 2018. Her major publications include Familjen i dalen. Tove Janssons muminvärld (1988), Children’s Literature in Sweden (1991), Strindberg, sagan och skriften (1998), Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words; The Authorized Biography (2014), and Letters from Tove (2019; co-edited with Helen Svensson). She is Chief Editor of a new history of Swedish children’s literature (2021). She is also Chair of the Jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Karin E. Westman is Associate Professor and Department Head of English at Kansas State University, where she also teaches and conducts research on twentieth- and twenty-first-century British literature, including children’s and young adult literatures and women’s literature. Her next book will be Harry Potter in Context: J. K. Rowling’s Library. With Naomi Wood and David Russell, she has served as the co-editor of Lion and the Unicorn since 2008.