Jennifer Tullos is an interdisciplinary scholar who has particular expertise in children's and adolescent literature and culture. Her interests include LGBTQ and queer theories, geocriticism, material feminisms, critical race theory, and performance studies. Her current book project, tentatively titled (Re)Mapping Bisexuality through Space and Place in Young Adult Literature, reimagines narratology for bisexual youth by deploying a geocritical methodology--that is, a methodology that attends to narrative spaces and places. She is also currently theorizing her next book project that will focus on youth slam poets of color and how they write and perform their childhoods. Her most recent article on this topic can be found in the Fall 2019 issue of The Lion and the Unicorn.
Dr. Tullos is a teacher-scholar who has taught rhetoric and composition courses, survey courses on children's and adolescent literature, as well as special topics courses in LGBTQ and African American children's and adolescent literature. She is committed to an anti-racist, praxis-based pedagogy that centers students' diverse literacies and emphasizes learning transference.