Sara Pankenier Weld is Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara and on the IRSCL Board. She researches childhood and children's literature across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Dafna Zur is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Literatures and Cultures and is Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University. She researches Korean children's literature.
Larissa Rudova is Yale B. and Lucille D. Griffith Professor
of Modern Languages and Professor of German and Russian at Pomona College. She researches Russian children's literature.
Dr. Matthew Roy received his Ph.D in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a talented musician and polyglot. His research focuses on musical childhoods.
Dr. Tegan Raleigh received her Ph.D in Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara. Her research treats fairy tales and translation, while she is also a professional translator.
Solaire Denaud is a Ph.D student in the Comparative Literature Program at UC Santa Barbara. She researches race and animality in Caribbean literature, including children's literature, and Afrofuturism.
Rachel Feldman is a Ph.D student in the Comparative Literature Program at UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation examines Hebrew children's literature.
Martina Mattei is a Ph.D student in the Comparative Literature Program at UC Santa Barbara. Her research interests include Italian literature and the adaptation of classics for children.
Zheng Ren is a visiting graduate student at at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a PhD student in English at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Her research interests include multimodal stylistics and cognitive poetics of children’s picturebooks.
Nicole Smirnoff is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara who completed her undergraduate major in Comparative Literature, writing an honors thesis about the child in flaneur literature/flaneur in children's literature.
Jenny Lee is a graduate student in the Center of East Asian Studies at Stanford University. Her research focuses on foreign labor policies in Japan. She is assisting with the coordination of the 2023 IRSCL Digital Congress.
Dr. Marina Bernardo Flórez received her Ph.D in Representation of Cultural Identities at the University of Barcelona. She researches Chicanx children’s literature and is currently a visiting scholar at at UC Santa Barbara within the Fulbright Program.