Dr. Elizabeth Marshall

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Research Interests

Elizabeth Marshall’s research interests include children’s and young adult literature, life writing, graphic narratives, and popular culture. Her interdisciplinary scholarship critically examines representations of childhoods within texts produced for, marketed to, and/or consumed by youth. She has published articles on Little Red Riding Hood, girl activists in auto/biographical picture books, monstrous woman teachers, and coming-of-age memoirs. Marshall is the co-editor (with Özlem Sensoy) of Rethinking Popular Culture and Media. Her most recent book, Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence provides a feminist analysis of violence in graphic texts for or about the girl.  

With Kenneth Kidd (University of Florida) she co-edits the Children’s Literature and Culture series at Routledge, the oldest-running monograph series in the field, founded by Jack Zipes and recently edited by Philip Nel. She currently works as the research and policy column editor for the journal Language Arts. Marshall is the vice president of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People.

Research Highlights