Meghann Meeusen

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Meghann Meeusen
Director of Graduate Studies
(269) 387-2584
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921 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
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Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • Ph.D., Children's Literature, Illinois State University, 2014
  • M.A., English, Western Michigan University, 2009
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Western Michigan University, 2007
Teaching interests: 
  • Children's and adolescent literature
  • Multicultural literature for young people
Research interests: 
  • Adaptation studies and children's visual culture
  • Portrayals of gender in children's and young adult fantasy
  • Cultural and historical activity theory

Dr. Meghann Meeusen is the graduate advisor and a faculty specialist II in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

Meeusen’s work teaching children’s and adolescent literature centers around a desire to continually develop innovative pedagogy approaches that focus on the contextual nature of literature, as well as how individuals can become stronger critical thinkers through reading and research. In great part, this means studying the ways that those who write for children and teens infuse ideology into their texts, and tracking trends and identifying patterns across a range of historical and contemporary works for children and teens. She has also published on young adult dystopia, children’s adapted comics and critical approaches to young adult fantasy. She acts as a liaison to develop children’s literature coursework for education students.

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