Refereed Journal Article

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 Education56(4), 307-326.

Book Chapter

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. 

Book Reviews

Miller, M. C. (In press). Girls' series fiction and American popular culture (Book review). Children's Literature Association Quarterly. 

Miller, M. C., & Blackburn, M. V. (2015). Supernatural, and occasionally queer, youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 12(3), 343-349. 

Miller, M. C. (2014). Of Bread, Blood, and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on Suzanne Collins Trilogy (Book Review). Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 39(3), 445-447. 

"#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, 2016

Ten Alternatives to Book Reports” at the Nerdy Book Club. December 13, 2014

Pay it Forward: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom” at the Nerdy Book Club. March 22, 2013

Web-Based Publications


Miller, M. C., & Moeller, R. A. (2017). Exploring the results of the 2016 YALSA member suvey. Young Adult Library Services, 15(1), 5-8.

Miller, M. C. (2014). Identifying effective trans* novels for adolescent readers. Bookbird, 51(4), 83-86.

Other Publications




Work in Progress

Titled "Mapping Mayhem: American Geographies and Fan Response to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series," my dissertation looks at American history and identity (particularly postcolonial identity, black identity, and Appalachian identity) in conversation with The Hunger Games novels, films, and fan response (particularly fan fiction and fan art). 


I am currently serving on my second, two-year term as a member of the Research Committee for the Young Adult Library Services Association. As a member of the committee, I compile and disseminate research findings, and work to update the Research Agenda. 

YALSA's Research Committee


Emerging from my dissertation research, I am writing and presenting on depictions of race in fan fiction, particularly that of black characters in The Hunger Games series. 

Race in Fan Fiction