Fatemeh (Neda) Farnia


has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Shiraz University, Iran and is a member of Shiraz University Center for Children’s Literature Studies (SUCCLS). She has been active in projects at SUCCLS; especially the ‚Picturebook Group‘ which worked on the Encyclopedia of Iranian Picturebooks project. In 2018, she got the fellowship from the International Youth Library in Munich to do research under the title of “Studying the Concept of Empowerment in Selected Picturebooks at the White Ravens Lists since 2015”. She has also coauthored two chapters in The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature (2018). Her research interests are: empowerment in Children’s and YA Literature, novels, picturebooks and theory of Children’s Literature.