Second-Year PhD student.
Research Interests: Children’s and Young Adult Literature
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“Jesse Jackson’s Call Me Charley: Protesting Segregated Recreation in Cold War America.” Children’s Literature, forthcoming.
“Doing Justice to the Graphic Novel.” Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives, edited by Matthew Miller, McFarland, 2015, pp. 217-230.
“The Problem of Mrs. Coulter: Vetting the Female Villain-Hero in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.” A Quest of Her Own: The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy, edited by Lori Campbell, McFarland, 2014, pp. 225-247.
“Thinking Critically about Technology in the Classroom: Assignment Design for Pre-Service Teachers.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 7 March 2013.
“‘The Language of Pictures’: Modes of Visual Representation and Spectatorship in Philip Pullman’sHis Dark Materials.” The Young Adult Novel, special issue of Studies in the Novel, vol. 42.2, no. 2, 2010, pp. 99-120.
“Flouting the Angelic Ideal: Alice and Irene as Agents of Change.” The Carrollian, vol. 25, 2010, pp. 3-28.
“From Hades to Heaven: Greek Mythological Influences in C. S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair.” Mythlore, vol. 24, no. 3/4, 2006, pp. 71-93. [Published under surname Niedbala.]
Rev. of “Unsuitable” Books: Young Adult Fiction and Censorship, by Caren J. Town and Literary Conceptualizations of Growth: Metaphors and Cognition in Adolescent Literature, by Roberta Seelinger Trites. Children’s Literature 43 (2015): 317-324. Print.
Rev. of Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature, by Sara K. Day. Children’s Literature 42 (2014): 335-340. Print.