2017 (Expected): Ph.D. Literature for Children and Young Adults, Ohio State University
2015 M.A. Education, Ohio State University
2012 M.A. English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2010 B.A. English, BA Hispanic Studies; College of William and Mary
Refereed Journal Articles
2015 Rhoades, M. J., Dallacqua, A. K., Kersten, S., Merry, J., & Miller, M. C. (2015). “The pen(cil) is mightier than the (s)word? Telling sophisticated silent stories using Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel The Arrival.” Studies in Art Education, 56(4), 307-326.
2017 Miller, M. C. (In press.) “More fatigue than fury”: Intersections of geography, colonialism, and race in The Hunger Games. In M. Gilbert-Hickey & M. Green-Barteet (Eds.), Ambivalent ambiguities: Depictions of race in young adult dystopian and science fiction.
2017 Miller, M. C. (2017). Girls’ series fiction and American popular culture (Book review). CHLA Quarterly.
2015 Miller, M. C. & Blackburn, M. V. (2015). Supernatural, and occasionally queer, youth (Book review). Journal of LGBT Youth, 12(3), 343-349.
2014 Miller, M. C. (2014). Of Bread, Blood, and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy (Book Review). CHLA Quarterly, 39(3), 445-447.
2016 "#CulturalCompetence: Crowdsourced syllabus-style resources for increasing cultural competence." on YALSA Blog. September 23
2016 “Mapping a ‘boring’ place—Socio-Spatial Approaches to Libraries” on YALSA Blog. April 1
2014 “Ten Alternatives to Book Reports” at the Nerdy Book Club. December 13
2013 “Pay it Forward: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom” at the Nerdy Book Club. March 22
2017 Miller, M. C. & Moeller, R. A. (2017). Exploring the results of the 2016 YALSA member survey. Young Adult Library Services, 15(1), 5-8.
2014 Miller, M. C. (2014). Identifying effective trans* novels for adolescent readers. Bookbird, 51(4), 83-86.
2016 "Female Bodies: Girlhood and Coming of Age in YA Fiction” at the Children’s Literature Association (CHLA) Conference in Columbus, OH (June 11)
2011 “Four Perspectives on Religion in the Harry Potter Series” at the Potterwatch Conference in Charlotte, NC (April 9)
2016 “Prizing Pre-Adolescence: Transitioning Girlhood in This One Summer” at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Columbus, OH (June 9-11)
2015 “Race in Panem from Colonialism to the Present” at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Richmond, VA (June 18)
2015 “How do we define literary merit?: Examining trends of the Michael L. Printz Award Winners and Honor Texts from 2000-2015” at the PCA/ACA Conference in New Orleans, LA (April 2)
2014 “Surfacing Oppressive Discourses in Discussions of LGBT-Themed Multimedia and Multimodal Literature” with Mollie V. Blackburn, Caroline Clark, and Ashley Dallacqua at the AERA Conference in Philadelphia, PA (April 4)
2013 “Teaching Foucault with Harry Potter” at the Potterwatch Conference in Charlotte, NC (April 6)
2012 “Magical Artifacts and Modern Discipline in the Harry Potter Series” at the MPCA/MACA conference in Columbus, OH (October 12)
2011 “Magic and Modern Discipline: How Harry, Ron, and Hermione Internalize Foucault” at James Madison University’s Harry Potter Symposium in Harrisonburg, VA (November 10-12)
2011 “Transgender Young Adult Literature: Luna as a Model for the Emerging Canon” at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Roanoke, VA (June 23-25).
2011 “Hogwarts and Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto” at the Potterwatch Conference in Charlotte, NC (April 9)
2011 “Creating a Graphic Novel from Oral Tradition: Examining Matt Dembicki’s Trickster” at the University of Virginia’s 2011 Graduate English Student Association Conference in Charlottesville, VA (April 1-3)
2011 “Early Exposure: The Emerging Canon of Transgender Young Adult Literature” at the NC State Association of English Graduate Students Symposium in Raleigh, NC (February 25-26).
2009 “Como el Nuyorican Poet’s Café creó espacio público con un micrófono” at the Mid-Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies Conference at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA (March 6)
Ohio State University
EDUTL 5005: Equity and Diversity in Education (Teaching Assistant, 1 section)
EDUTL 3356: Literature for Adolescents (Instructor of record, 15 sections)
EDUTL 2368: Introduction to Children’s Literature (Instructor of record, 5 sections)
2014 Research apprenticeship focusing on post-colonial theory and young adult dystopian literature under the direction of Michelle Abate (May – August)
2013 Research apprenticeship under the direction of Mollie Blackburn and Caroline Clark, researching the effects of multimodal literature and film as a catalyst for social change with an LGBTQQ out-of-school discussion group. (May – August)
2012 Assisting Barbara Kiefer with development of the children’s literature library, to include shelving, cataloguing, and maintaining the collection. (August – December)
2011 – 2012 Research assistant to Mark West, involving transcription of multicultural children’s stories and research on President Roosevelt, particularly with regards to gender and women’s studies.
SERVICE TO PROFESSION
2013 – 2017 Research Committee member of the Young Adult Library Services Association
2014 – 2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference Planning Committee
2013 Conference Planning Chair for the Potterwatch Conference (“The Future of Harry Potter”) in Charlotte, NC (April 6)
2011 Conference Planning Chair for the Potterwatch Conference (“Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences”) in Charlotte, NC (April 9)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS (listed by year of joining)
2014 Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association
2013 American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association
2010 Children’s Literature Association