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Christie Toth is an assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies, where she teaches writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has taught basic and first-year writing at several two-year colleges, most recently Diné College in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Her research interests include the intellectual work and professional identities of two-year college English faculty, tribal college writing instruction, community college students’ post-transfer writing experiences, writing assessment, and inter-institutional collaborations in writing studies. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Journal of Basic Writing, Assessing Writing, Writing Program Administration, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC), as well as the edited collection Class in the Composition Classroom.
Eric L. Tribunella is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include children’s and young adult literature, lesbian and gay literature, and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children's Literature (U. of Tennessee Press, 2010) and has published a number of articles in journals such as Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Children’s Literature in Education.