Managing Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
Lauren Bosc completed her B.A. Honours (Women’s and Gender Studies, 2012) and M.A. (Cultural Studies, 2014) at the University of Winnipeg. Her research interests include feminist and queer representations of bodies — particularly fat bodies — in the context of film, television, and other media. She has published work on The Biggest Loser (2014, Textual Overtures 2.1), on the lack of representation of different bodies in children’s picture books (2014, Jeunesse 6.1), and co-wrote the introduction to Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives (2015).
Since graduating from the Cultural Studies program, Lauren has worked as a copyeditor for the special double issue of the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies (2015, vol. 37, no. 2-3), for the edited collection Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives (2015), for the text More Words about Pictures: Current Research on Picture Books and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People (2017), and for Poetry as Political Practice: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in North American Feminist Poetics (Dr. Heather Milne, 2018). She is co-editor for the Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media (with Drs. Pauline Greenhill, Jill Rudy, and Naomi Hamer, March 2018), and has written a chapter for this text on the intersections of fairy-tale media with fat studies.
Alongside her own research work, Lauren is currently Managing Editor for Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, Project Coordinator for the Cultural Studies Research Group, Project Coordinator for Thinking through the Museum: Difficult Knowledge in Public (a SSHRC Partnership Development project led by Dr. Angela Failler), and Research Coordinator for Dr. Failler’s Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory projects.