Excited to sign a contract with the University Press of Mississippi for my book project The New Queer Children's Literature: Exploring the Principles and Politics of Post-Millenial LGBTQ* Children's Picture Books! The book project is part cultural study and part literary study. I explore LGBTQ* children's literature by tracing it through a "circuit of culture model" … Continue reading New Book Project: LGBTQ* Children’s Picture Books
My review of Tison Pugh's The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom is now available in The Popular Cultural Studies Journal.
I was invited to write an annual review article about Queer Theory for Oxford Press's The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. My first article is available now. Read it here: https://doi.org/10.1093/ywcct/mby014. This year's review focuses on queering femininity and masculinity. I am already working on next year's article, which will explore queer theory … Continue reading New Publication: TYWCCT – Queer Theory Review Article
In May, I began blogging at RaiseTheRighteous, a children's literature book review blog, and I've recently been invited to judge the Early Readers/Early Chapter Books section of the Cybils Awards 2018! I am so excited to share my academic and personal interests with a wider audience!
I am currently co-editing an eclectic collection of essays by new and established scholars: The Dialectic of Digital Culture. It is under contract with Lexington Fall 2019. I'm contributing a chapter that explores mommy blogs and the representation/management of gender creative youth. Other chapters explore #metoo, fan fiction, piracy, curation, and a ton of other … Continue reading Current Research
I'm contributing to a couple of panels at the NWSA Conference in Atlanta this fall! “Reproductive Futures: Second Wave Feminist Technotopias Meet Post-Millennial Possibilities" and “Picturing Queer Childhoods: A study of queerness in children’s picture books.”
World Literature: Banned Culture Graphic Memoir