Elizabeth Marshall

Associate Professor
Vancouver Campus Liaison
Faculty of Education

Research Interests

Elizabeth Marshall’s research interests include children’s and young adult literature, life writing, childhood, graphic narratives, and popular culture. She is the author of The Drinking Curriculum: A Cultural History of Childhood and AlcoholGraphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence, and co-author (with Leigh Gilmore) of Witnessing Girlhood. Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies (Claire G. Moses Award for Most Theoretically Innovative Article in Feminist Theory), Feminist Media Studies, Women’s Studies, The Harvard Educational ReviewCollege English, and other journals. 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.

Research Highlights

  • Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence
    Graphic Girlhoods focuses on the schoolgirl as a popular figure in children’s literature and culture through which adults express personal, social, and institutional violence. Focusing on “graphic feminist pedagogies” within children’s literature, cartoons, and graphic novels Marshall points out how violence is an ordinary childhood curriculum that we do not always see coming, and that we might not outgrow or ever fully understand.



Future courses may be subject to change.