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Dr Jennifer L Miller

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Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
children's literature, gender/sexuality, digital culture, subcultures

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
gender/sexuality, writing, literature, popular culture, children/childhood, digital culture

Biography

Biography

Dr. Miller's interdisciplinary research focuses on gender, sexuality, children/childhood, subcultures, and digital culture. Her work is published in several journals including European Journal of American Studies, Journal of Homosexuality, Fast Capitalism, and The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. She has also published book chapters in Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between and The Dialectic of Digital Culture, which she co-edited. She is currently completing a book manuscript, The Transformative Potential of Queer Children's Literature, which is under contract with the University Press of Mississippi. Additionally, Dr. Miller has started a book review blog, RaiseThemRighteous, focused on socially engaged children's picture books. She served as a Cybils Awards Judge (2018) and is participating as a reviewer in Multicultural Children's Literature Day 2019. Dr. Miller earned a PhD in Cultural Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies from George Mason University, a MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, and BAs in English Literature and Women's and Gender Studies from Montclair State University.

Education

Education

    • 2014 PhD in Cultural Studies
      George Mason University, 2014
    • 2012 Certificate (Post Graduate) in Women's and Gender Studies
      George Mason University, 2012
    • 2006 MA in Literary & Cultural Studies
      Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
    • 2004 BA in English Literature - Women's Studies
      Montclair State University, 2004

Memberships

    • Jan 2015 to Present Children's Literature Association
    • Jan 2010 to Present National Women's Studies Association

Publications

      2020
      • Textbook
        Institutionalizing Sexuality: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, and the Law
        LGBTQ Studies: An Open Introduction
        []. New York: "SUNT OER".
      • Textbook
        LGBTQ* Children’s Picture Books as World-Making Project and Historical Archive
        LGBTQ Studies: An Open Introduction
        [].
      • Textbook
        Thirty Years of Queer Theory
        An Open Introduction.
        []. New York: "SUNY OER".
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Accepted
        Lift Every Voice: Transforming Higher Education by Decolonizing Reading Lists
        Decolonising the Literature Curriculum
        [Miller, JenniferLynn]. "Palgrave".
      2019
      • Book Chapter
        Queering the Straight World?: Mommy Blogs, Queer Kids, and the Digital World Making
        The Dialectic of Digital Culture
        [Miller, JenniferL, Arditi, David, Miller, Jennifer ].
      2017
      • Book Chapter
        A Little Queer: Ambivalence and the Work of Gender Play in Children’s Literature
        Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment
        [Miller, JenniferL, Olson, Christopher, Reinhard, CarrieLynnD].
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Accepted
        Queer Theory: Youth & Families
        The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
        [Miller, JenniferL]. "Oxford University Press".
      2013
      • Book Review
        What’s New about the New Sexuality Studies
        Introducing the New Sexuality Studies
        [Miller, JenniferL, Seidman, Steven, Fischer, Nancy, Meeks, Chet]. 41, 389-391.
      2010
      • Book Review
        Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love; The Outcast Redeemer
        Politics and Culture
        [Miller, JenniferL, Rowbotham, Sheila].(2),
      2019 2018
      • Journal Article
        For the Little Queers: Imagining Queerness in “New” Queer Children’s Literature
        [Miller, JenniferL]. Journal of Homosexuality.
      2017
      • Journal Article
        European Journal of American Studies.Special Issue –Re-Queering the Nation: America’s Queer Crisis
        Queering the Virgin: Evangelical World Making and the Heterosexual Crisis
        [Miller, JenniferL, Costa, Francisco]. 11(3),
      2010
      • Journal Article
        “Kink Unbound (?): Pursuing Pleasure and Profit in Pornography
        [Miller, JenniferL]. Schuylkill: Graduate Journal for the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.. 10(2),
      2019
      • Book
        The Dialectic of Digital Culture
        [Miller, JenniferL, Arditi, David , Miller, Jennifer].
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Accepted
        The Transformative Potential of Queer Children’s Picture Books
        [].
      2018
      • Other
        Queer Theory
        [Miller, JenniferL, Badmington , Neil, Mason, Emma]. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. 28,

Presentations

    • November  2018
      Miller, JenniferL, "Disrupting Hegemonic Social Imaginaries in Children’s Culture", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Miller, JenniferL, "Just Bodies?: A Dialectic Exploration of Feminist Utopian Visions of Reproductive Justice", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Miller, JenniferL, "Picturing Queer Childhoods: A study of queerness in children’s picture books", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Miller, JenniferL, "Reproductive Futures: Second Wave Feminist Technotopias Meet Post-Millennial Possibilities ", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2018).
    • June  2018
      Miller, JenniferL, "Reading Gender through the Metaphor of Water in New Queer Children’s Literature", 2018 Children’s Literature Association, San Antonio, TX. (June 1, 2018).
    • January  2016
      Miller, JenniferL, "A Little Queer – Ambivalence and the Work of Gender Play in Children’s Literature", Montreal, Quebec. (January 1, 2016).
    • November  2015
      Miller, JenniferL, "Bound to Capitalism: Kink, Commodity Culture, and the Question of Authenticity ", Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (November 1, 2015).
    • September  2010
      Miller, JenniferL, "Save the Children, Save the World: Notes on Censorship and Citizenship", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (September 1, 2010).
    • December  2009
      Miller, JenniferL, "Post - Feminism. Feminist Student Organization", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (December 1, 2009).
    • November  2009
      Miller, JenniferL, "When Queer Went Gay: Prescription and the Problem of Desire in Queer Theor", Washington, DC. (November , 2009).
    • April  2009
      Miller, JenniferL, "Film Censorship and the Cultural Reproduction of the Happy Hetero - Family", New Orleans, LA. (April 1, 2009).
    • March  2009
      Miller, JenniferL, "The Violence of Everyday Life: Queer Visibilities", University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC. (March 1, 2009).

Courses

      • ENGL 4394-052 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
        (Course Id: 104502)
        Spring - 2020
      • ENGL 0301-CO1 INTEGRATED READING & WRITING
        (Course Id: 113249)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 0301-CO2 INTEGRATED READING & WRITING
        (Course Id: 113249)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • WOMS 2315-001 INTRO GAY LESBIAN STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112131)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-700 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-701 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020
      • ENGL 1301-CO1 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Repr Children Childhood | Course Id: 104364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 2303-004 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Repr Children Childhood | Course Id: 104364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • WOMS 2301-002 TOPICS IN WOMENS & GENDER STU
        (Topic: Rep of Children/Childhood | Course Id: 111936)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • WOMS 2301-003 TOPICS IN WOMENS & GENDER STU
        (Topic: Rep of Children/Childhood | Course Id: 111936)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCI 1310-700 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-701 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 1301-CO4 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358 | Stearnz: 1 | Pctz: 5)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 1301-CO6 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 1301-CO7 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 1301-CO8 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358 | Stearnz: 1 | Pctz: 5)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-700 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-700 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019
      • SOCI 1310-701 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019
      • ENGL 2338-001 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 2338-009 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 2338-012 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 2338-013 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1310-701 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112606)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • INTS 4391-001 INTS SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 107179)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2338-004 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2303-004 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Graphic Memoir | Course Id: 104364)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2303-010 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Graphic Memoir | Course Id: 104364)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2309-010 WORLD LIT
        (Course Id: 104367)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 0100-008 INTEGRATED READING/WRITING
        (Course Id: 112159)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ENGL 1301-006 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • INTS 2301-001 FOUNDATIONS
        (Course Id: 107177)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2338-009 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2338-011 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2338-012 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2303-012 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Children & Childhood | Course Id: 104364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 3370-001 WOMEN IN LITERATURE
        (Topic: Women's Speculative Fiction | Course Id: 104428)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • WOMS 3370-001 WOMEN IN LITERATURE
        (Topic: Women's Speculative Fiction | Course Id: 104428)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 2350-003 INTRO TO ANALYSIS & INTERP
        (Course Id: 104377)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 2350-004 INTRO TO ANALYSIS & INTERP
        (Course Id: 104377)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • WOMS 2310-001 INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
        (Course Id: 107205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 1301-001 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 2338-002 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 2338-007 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 0100-008 INTEGRATED READING/WRITING
        (Course Id: 112159)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • ENGL 1301-014 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358 | Stearnz: 1 | Pctz: 4)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 1301-018 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 1302-043 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
        (Course Id: 104359)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 2338-012 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: Representing Childhood | Course Id: 104364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 1301-003 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 1301-039 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 1301-041 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 1301-048 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 1301-051 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
        (Course Id: 104358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 2338-007 TECHNICAL WRITING
        (Course Id: 111718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • WOMS 4392-001 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Topic: Cinema, Sex, and Censorship | Course Id: 110781)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • INTS 4388-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTS
        (Topic: Cinema, Sex, and Censorship | Course Id: 110840)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • INTS 1310-001 INTRO TO POPULAR CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112233)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • WOMS 2310-001 INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
        (Course Id: 107205)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014

Service to the University

    • Aug 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board