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Anastasia Ulanowicz

Director of Graduate Student Teaching & General Education; Associate Professor

Anastasia Ulanowicz received her Ph.D. in Cultural and Critical Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. While at Pitt, she was a recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon pre-doctoral fellowship.

Anastasia Ulanowicz’s research is primarily focused on the representation of intergenerational relationships and memory in children’s literature and graphic narratives. Her first book, Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children’s Literature: Ghost Images (Routledge, 2013) received the Children’s Literature Association Book Award in 2015. She is also the co-editor (with Manisha Basu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) of The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger (Palgrave, 2018), which includes her essay on representations of embodied memory and childhood games in Oksana Zabushko’s The Museum of Abandoned Secrets. She is currently collaborating with Marek Oziewicz (University of Minnesota) on a book on the emerging genre of “Bloodlands fiction” in global children’s literature, and she is also developing a book project on representations of post-1989 Eastern Europe in comics and graphic narratives. Recently, she has been a plenary presenter at the second annual Trauma as Palimpsest conference in Wroclaw, Poland, and a keynote speaker at the fifth annual Turkish Radio and Television conference on children’s media in Istanbul.

Currently, Anastasia Ulanowicz is the associate editor of ImageText as well as the book reviews co-editor of The Lion and the Unicorn. Her most recent essays appear in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Filoteknos and Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia. She is a member of the Children’s Literature Association, the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, and the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. As the newest associate graduate coordinator and facilitator of the department’s MarketWise program, she is particularly invested in mentoring graduate instructors as well as advanced graduate students applying for both academic and alt-ac positions. She regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and adolescent literature, and also periodically instructs an upper-division undergraduate course on the Bible as Literature.

Professor Ulanowicz’s CV