Dr. Elizabeth Marshall

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Director, Vancouver Campus Liaison

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 on Little Red Riding Hood, schoolgirl activists in autobiographical picture books, monstrous teachers, and coming-of-age memoirs. Marshall is the author of  Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence and co-author (with Leigh Gilmore) of Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing. Marshall's current book project focuses on representations of drinking children in American visual culture. 

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. 

Research Highlights