Gale Greenlee is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research explores the connection between Black and Latinx girlhoods, geography, and social justice in a range of children’s picture books, middle-grade and young adult novels. Her work is animated by a belief that these girlhood stories constitute a neglected archive of feminist thought that presents girls of color who resist inequity, imagine community, and actively move towards liberation and social change. Gale has presented on the cultural work of children’s/YA literature at MELUS, SAMLA, and Lehigh University’s Literature and Social Justice Conference. At UNC, she has taught courses in Multi-ethnic American literature, popular fiction, and composition, and she also served as a teaching assistant for “Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice.” As an inaugural member of the Maynard Adams Fellowship for the Public Humanities, Gale’s public-facing work includes designing online curricula for public school teachers, contributing to A Red Record, a digital humanities archival project that documents lynching in the American South, and training college students through the Buckley Public Service Scholars Program. Prior to graduate school, Gale worked for community-based literacy programs including a public library, where she worked closely with immigrant and refugee organizations, directed an adult ESOL program, and organized community-wide reads on critical social issues. On campus, she supports community-engaged graduate work and serves on the steering committee for UNC’s Humanities for the Public Good initiative. An arts advocate since girlhood, Gale is committed to curating and promoting inclusive, accessible, socially engaged humanities programming. She currently serves on the audience engagement committee for Triad Stage, and she is a member of the organizing committee and blogger team for Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.